Chris Wright


In July 2022 Chris stepped down as CEO of the innovative social business Catch22 having served in that position for 11 years.  He originally trained as a social worker and spent much of his early career working in the criminal justice system at both a local and national level.

Over his career he has become increasingly interested in how to reset public services so that they move away from what they have increasingly become – transactional, bureaucratic and compliance led systems so that they can become more agile, relational, entrepreneurial, and more local.  He is now pursuing a portfolio of interests.

He is a Non-Executive Director of Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust, he chairs Catalyst Choices, a Community Interest Company delivering a range of adult social care services, he also chairs Jobs22, a joint venture between the Angus Knight Group and Catch22 which delivers employability services, is a Non-Executive Director of Big Society Capital and recently became a trustee of the West London Zone.

I’ve long been a supporter of the work of Reform and its preparedness to challenge orthodoxies. It’s clear that we need a national conversation about how we organise the provision of health services and I’m delighted to be involved in a programme of work that will contribute to this debate”.