Chris is the founder and CEO of Spacehive, an award-winning online "crowd-funding" platform for civic projects. He is a former Sunday Times journalist who led the paper's reporting on architecture and planning, as well as London. During his four years covering the brief he led a successful campaign against Heathrow's third runway, and broke stories including Prince Charles' attempt to derail the £1bn redevelopment of Chelsea Barracks.
Frustrated by the dearth of investment and creativity in our public spaces, he left the paper to launch Spacehive as a funding vehicle for community-led projects. Chris has won awards for Spacehive from the Lottery-funded Big Venture Challenge, UnLtd, and Deloitte.