Since 2006, Chris has been actively involved with the Starbucks Black Partner Network, and for the past several years works as executive sponsor for their Global Inclusion Council. He is also on the Executive Leadership Council, the preeminent member organisation for the development of global black leaders. Through these, Chris has been involved in CEO race relations discussions, Starbucks’ Pathway to Opportunities Agenda, Opportunity Youth Job Fairs, and participated in executive roundtables to address unconscious bias. Outside of the workplace, he volunteers with a number of organisations who specialise in developing best practice or BAME people in the workplace. These include, membership of the National Black MBA Association, the Executive Leadership Council, the University of San Diego Emerging Leaders Council, the National Minority Supplier Development Council, and appointment to the Howard University Board of Trustees.