Chris Whitelock is a chartered accountant with over 25 years’ experience and was first appointed Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of the Institute in January 2014. He was later appointed Chief Operating Officer in October 2017. After qualifying with and specialising in small business for one of the big four accounting and auditing firms, Mr Whitelock worked in professional practice for listed companies and entrepreneurial start-ups. For the past 10 years he has worked in the not for profit sector. He is responsible for managing finances, governance, risk and other corporate services at the Institute.