Dr Chris Hanvey was  Chief Executive of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and previously deputy CEO of Barnardo's and CEO of the Thomas Coram Foundation. His whole career has been spent working with children in key policy and operational roles.  He was Deputy Chair of the government's Family Fund, is a trustee of Starlight and a non executive director of the NEW Devon NHS CCG. He has written extensively on child care in the national press and journals is the author of a book on children with learning difficulties and a contributor to other professional publications.
Education
BA, MPhil, MSc, PHd and an Honorary Fellow RCPCH.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Services for children across health, social care and education.
The voluntary sector in the UK
International childcare
Personal Interests
Sailing, long distance walking and music.  
He is an enthusiastic  singer, plays the flute, enjoys DIY and the company of a growing number of grandchildren