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Chris Hossack joins Cratus


We are pleased to confirm the appointment of Chris Hossack who has joined Cratus’ Public Affairs Team as an Associate Director.

Having been a Councillor since 2003, Chris became the Leader of Brentwood Council in 2019. Since then he has delivered a new corporate plan for the organisation, restructured the senior leadership team, overseen the submission of the Council’s Local Development Plan, and ventures with development and leisure partners as part of an ambitious regeneration plan for the Borough.

He will be working for Cratus part-time on projects outside of the Essex area, where he is Vice-Chair of the Association of South Essex Local Authorities and also a member of the Thames Estuary Growth Board.

In addition to his significant experience within local government, Chris also has a strong background in business management, development and consultancy, having held positions in the automotive sector with companies including; Ford Motor Company, VW UK, Jardine Motor Group and CDK Global.

Cratus’ CEO Nick Kilby said: “We are very pleased to welcome Chris to Cratus. In these difficult times for councils, having the added perspective of someone with his background and experience will further broaden our work with clients to overcome the challenges facing local government. Passionate about public service, Chris’ focus will be supporting businesses to work in partnership with councils – ultimately benefiting local communities.”

Chris commented: “I am delighted to be joining Cratus at this exciting time in their continued expansion. What sets Cratus apart is their direct and in-depth experience of local government. As part of the Public Affairs team, led by former Trafford Leader, Sean Anstee, I am looking forward to supporting Cratus’ clients to effectively navigate, and work in partnership with local authorities.”

If you would like to find out more about our Public Affairs, PR and Advisory practice please contact Sean Anstee.