Chris Cracknell Chairman Bangkok +66 2 205 8222

Experience

Prior to joining Grant Thornton in 2016, Chris was the Chief Executive Officer at OCS Group Ltd. (known in Thailand as PCS Thailand Ltd. He spent 39 years with the company and when he was appointed to CEO in 1996, the company turnover was £230m with operations predominantly in the UK. During his time as CEO, turnover rose to circa £1bn employing over 94,000 staff with 70% of profits generated overseas.

Chris has spent a considerable amount of time in Thailand and Asia. He played a

key role in the successful expansion of PCS Thailand Ltd. This involved investing in a small business in Bangkok in 1988 which is now the market leader in Thailand and operation throughout Asia.

He has proven experience in strategic, financial and commercial management. Chris is a people orientated leader who recognise the importance of colleagues and business partners around the world as well as enabling growth through an environment built on trust and empowerment.

Chris has a wealth of knowledge and experience in leading and pioneering new business operations within the global B2B services environment. He is a hands-on leader who delivers solutions with conviction and passion whilst operating in complex, involving businesses with changing priorities and multiple external and internal stakeholders.

In addition to developing strategies that expand both the global operations and service capabilities of businesses, Chris has led international, sales and revenue growth agendas, and managed group operations across both emerging and mature economies.

Chris has an experienced Executive and Non-Executive Director including Chairman roles.