Chris Turner

Chairman

Chiltern Africa Limited, Sub-Saharan Africa

Biography

Christopher Turner BA (Hons) MPhil

Chris has an established track record in the UK and internationally as a developer of and advisor on major development, energy and infrastructure projects. Has worked for and with the World Bank in Africa, South America and South Asia; set up and run own consultancy, development, technology and renewable energy companies in the UK, Europe and the United States, and has chaired several major UK and international joint ventures.

UK project experience includes acting for BAA on their London airport expansion programme; marketing London Docklands internationally, including Canary Wharf and City Airport; and advising a number of major blue-chip energy, infrastructure and utility companies and financial institutions on large scale project investments.

Most recent focus has been the UK energy and technology sectors, acting as both a senior advisor and principal. Currently a senior advisor to following major companies: E.ON, IBM, Legal & General, SSE and St Modwen.

He is also the current Chairman of the £200 million Yorkshire Energy Park project.

Currently also a principal and shareholder in the award winning £300 million Collegelands regeneration project in the heart of Glasgow, Scotland with Dawn Group Glasgow and Glasgow City Council as project partners.

Formerly Chairman of the Bristol Science Research Park company that established the Science Research Foundation between the Universities of Bristol, Bath and the West of England.

Served as UK Managing Director of a European funded property company that developed the first Dutch style residential project of 500 units on the Thames in London’s Docklands and a major telecoms based office park in Amsterdam. Also co-owned one of the original London Docklands cable TV franchises.

Internationally, Chris served as Chairman of a JV company with P&O Nedlloyd, Mersey Docks & Harbours and Standard Bank which was awarded the US$200 million container terminal and free trade zone concession for Abidjan by the Government of Côte d’Ivoire.