Chris Newport


About Chris


Experienced Human Resource Management professional with over 18 years HR and Development experience.  During this time Chris has worked at academic, public and private sector organisations in Wales and the West Country.

Chris holds a Master of Science degree in Human Resource Management and a BA(Hons) in Business Administration. Chris is a Chartered Member of the CIPD and Full Member of the Institute of Leadership and Management.

Chris is currently providing support to small businesses under the Welsh Government contract as a Workforce Development Advisor and a specialist IIP Advisor. In addition Chris also continues to work at the University of Wales in Newport as a visiting lecturer covering Human Resource Management at undergraduate and post-graduate level.

Skills & Expertise

  • Organisational Development
  • Human Resource Development
  • Human Resource Business Partnering
  • Organisational learning and knowledge management
  • Supporting organisations through to Investors in People accreditation


  • Working with Management Teams to realise their goals
  • Supporting people and organisations through change
  • Seeing the Investors in People standard really improving organisations
  • Working with and supporting HRM students


  • Blinkered people unwilling to change
  • People or organisations thinking that learning is a cost and not an investment
  • Negative mindset – anything is possible!
  • Bureaucracy

Famous for

  • In 1999, playing my father in squash on our wedding day in Jamaica – still a sore subject with my wife Shelley!
  • Tower Cricket Club’s only left handed batsman and sponsor during our record breaking treble 2011 season

Inspired by

  • Any entrepreneur who started with nothing
  • Any cricketer who scores a ton – done it myself once in 2004 never to be repeated!

Burning ambition

  • To travel to watch a winning Ashes Tour in Australia.

On my iPod

  • Deacon Blue
  • Duran Duran
  • The Phoenix Choir (my fathers choir!)