Chris Downham

I Joined CYA mid 2023 and I’m looking forward to supporting the team and trustees. After my studies at Durham University where I completed my undergrad in Natural Sciences,  I have worked as a project manager in various industries including Water, Nuclear Engineering, Agriculture and Innovation. I currently work in the defence sector for BAE Systems in the Dreadnought Alliance. 

Outside of work I run a small business called TI Rugby (Tackle It). TI Rugby was due to the lack of provision for young female players and a desire to help share some of my own knowledge gained through my experience of academies and playing internationally in my teenage years. 

I currently live in Kendal with my partner Celia and our dog Trigger. When not at work, living in the lakes also allows me to pursue my love in sports such as fell running, kayaking and cycling.