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Christopher Elliott
Senior Consultant

"In all instances I have found that the success of the business is very much dependent on the quality of the strategy that is developed , the availability of capital to the organisation and the ability / strength of the management  team to execute their plan. 


More recently I have focussed on supporting start up businesses to succeed and thoroughly enjoy utilising my business experience in order to help them on their journey."

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A bit about me...

Specialist Sectors

Chris Elliott, an independent professional for 10+ years, holds NED roles in family and PE-backed firms spanning support services, social care, technology, and infrastructure. He actively invests in start-ups, bringing extensive Board Level proficiency from private and public sectors.


His career has covered organisations in varied industrial sectors and forms of ownership structure . These have covered family owned businesses , through private equity backed firms to publicly quoted organisations.


As a qualified accountant, Chris boasts 30+ years of commercial, operational, and financial management, including Group MD for a FTSE 100 services group. His initial private equity venture involved leading GSL's buyout, yielding £355m cash on exit and doubling shareholder value.


Chris held executive roles at IMI, Croda, Thomas Cook, and PwC, joining Group 4 in 1990.

Expertise / Achievements

Strategy implementation and financial management, business development, M&A, risk management, fund acquisition, refinancing, start-up advisory, collaboration with the third sector,


His achievements encompass business establishment, market penetration, private equity success, exits, and strategic advisory. Chris Elliott's expertise aligns with CSA International’s dedication to propelling businesses toward remarkable success.


His first private equity experience was in 2004.As Group FD, led the buyout of GSL from Group 4 Falck A/S and subsequently as a Group MD of GSL generated £355m of cash on exit 4 years later more than doubling shareholder value with an IRR in the mid 30’s. 

Chair and Non-Executive Directorships


Chris holds the position of Chairman at Rubery Owen Holdings Limited (, where he manages a family-owned business with a substantial £60 million turnover. Concurrently, he serves on four boards, actively participating as a shareholder and undertaking the role of charity treasurer.


Chris's notable involvements extend to several key enterprises: he engages with Tristone Healthcare Limited (, a backed investment firm with a £23 million turnover; contributes to the strategic advancement of Talent Intuition Limited (, a startup dedicated to informed decision-making; leads Amplified Global Limited (, pioneering AI-driven understanding of legal documents; and furthers the operations of Inert Limited, a care and logistics services provider boasting a £2 million turnover.

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