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Chris Smith

Chris is a Senior Partner leading the international Power, Renewables & Utilities practice. He assists investors, developers, asset owners and service providers with executive recruitment (C-suite / SVP / Director levels), leadership assessment and planning proactively for future challenges around human capital.

Prior to Norman Broadbent, Chris worked for a smaller boutique search firm and gained broad experience supporting clients across EMEA, the Americas and Asia Pacific within the following sub-sectors: utilities (water/gas/electricity), offshore/onshore wind, nuclear, hydrogen, CCUS, waste to energy, conventional power, energy storage, EV infrastructure and industrial engineering.

Alongside his extensive talent management advisory experience, Chris has a BA(Hons) degree in design, is formally accredited by the AESC (Association of Executive Search & Leadership Consultants) and a qualified psychometric and behavioural competency assessor.

Chris is a passionate guitarist and singer, having played since he was seven years old. Following university, he dedicated several years to his band, recording a professional studio album and gigging heavily across the UK. He also enjoys a wide range of sports such as mountain biking, snowboarding, lacrosse, rugby, and football. Whilst retaining his enthusiasm for music and sports, Chris now prioritises quality time with his wife, two young children and their dog.

Clare Nash