Chris Brown, DL

Chris Brown is Chair of the governing Council of Huddersfield University, and of two West Yorkshire engineering companies, Thermal Energy Ventures in Brighouse, and Wakefield Acoustics in Heckmondwike. He is also a director of Ilkley Lawn Tennis and Squash Club.

Chris worked at Jaguar Cars, Lucas, GEC and FKI before in 1990 he co-led a buy-in to the Huddersfield-based engineering company David Brown (no relation). As Chief Executive he grew the company into a worldwide enterprise, with manufacturing facilities in 22 countries, and took it to a successful flotation on the London Stock Exchange in 1993.

Chris was High Sheriff of West Yorkshire 2016/17. He remains an active competitive swimmer with the City of Bradford Swimming Club, and has held numerous National Masters titles and British records.

Male Deputy Lieutenant Badge

Male Deputy Lieutenant Badge