Chris Hitchen, Director of Finance and Performance

Information about the Food Standards Agency's Chief Executive and directors.
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Chris Hitchen joined the Agency in January 2010. Prior to this he worked as a Head of Finance at Santander.

Chris graduated in Accounting and Finance in 1992 and gained his Chartered Management Accounting qualification (ACMA) whilst working for Yorkshire Water in 1996. He then spent two years in a Finance role with MD Foods plc (now Arla Foods UK). Joining GE Capital in 1998, he worked in a range of finance roles, latterly as the Head of Finance Auto UK, and was part of the management team that led the sale of the business to Santander in 2009.