Human welcomes new Head of Engagement

We recently welcomed Chris Ashley as Head of Engagement. It's a new role which will drive the development of relationships with potential clients and strategic partners. Chris is working closely with the Director of Strategy & Engagement, to develop and execute a content-led approach, building Human's profile and business development capability.

Chris brings with him leadership experience in strategy, business development and consultancy from his previous role with The Orchard Agency. His high levels of emotional intelligence are qualified by his track record in engaging new clients through a constructive and consultative approach. He uses data, corporate insight and an understanding of the current industrial revolution to develop strategic conversations that empower leaders to progress their aims.

Reflecting on the new job, Chris Ashley said: "I found Human's approach to business irresistible. They live and breathe their values with authenticity, seeking to empower change and progress in the world. Agile, open-source, pro-integration, helping to improve people’s lives, Human combines strategic insight with strong software development capabilities. This powerful mix results in an impressive and loyal client base. Manchester is increasingly recognised as a digital hub on the world stage and I'm excited to be part of a business leading that charge."

Christopher Charlton, Director of Strategy & Engagement comments: "Chris has a deep understanding of the technical forces changing the world around us and experience addressing the strategic challenges faced by businesses we know can benefit from our brand of digital transformation. It's exciting to welcome someone with both human empathy and commercial savvy to this critical new role. We wish him every success."