Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor

Executive Chairman & Board Member

With an established track record in professional services and bringing a wealth of financial experience, Chris joined Potter Clarkson as finance director in 2016 before being appointed executive chairman in April 2018.

A chartered accountant with 25 years’ experience, Chris - a former partner in prominent Midlands accounting firm, Smith Cooper - also founded a leading corporate finance business and managed the firm across multiple UK offices. 

As executive chairman, Chris chairs both the partners’ and the management board meetings, advising on a wide variety of management issues, from business strategy and planning through to accounting systems and M&A.



Strategic and financial planning, project management, leadership structures 


Chris studied accounting and finance at Nottingham Trent University.


BA (Hons), Chartered Accountant


The business world; sports, in particular, ultra-long-distance running; having fun!