Chris Kirk

Education Executive
CEO, GEMS Education Solutions

Chris Kirk is the Chief Executive Officer of GEMS Education Solutions. With over 20 years of experience in both the private and public sector, Chris is an established businessman specialising in education organisational improvement, policy development and delivery, research and evaluation. He has strong leadership, analytical and stakeholder engagement skills as well the ability to develop and lead large scale educational change programmes.

Chris has been involved in the educational sector for much of his career, with positions which have included teaching as well as policy roles within the UK Department for Education. Prior to GEMS Education, Chris spent 11 years at PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where as a Strategy Partner he led the UK Schools team and also Chaired the PwC Global Education Network, which linked 70 PwC offices across the world.

Educated at the University of Surrey, Chris is music fanatic and lives in Farnham, England, with his wife, Lizzie, and his two sons Dylan and Oscar.