Chris Kirk

Education and Skills Consulting Leader, 
Chris Kirk - PwC, Education and Skills Consulting Leader

Chris has 20 years’ experience in the education and skills sectors, from both a public and private sector perspective. Chris recently joined PwC from GEMS Education Solutions, which he founded and led. This business provides strategy, school improvement, school design build and fit outs and outsourced school and college management for governments and private school groups across the world. From its Headquarters in London Chris led a team of around 200 consultants, teachers and staff, who are based in UK, USA, Africa,  Middle East and Asia.

Prior to GEMS, Chris spent 11 years at PwC where he led the UK School Education practice and the Government Strategy competency. Chris’ work focused on designing and implementing educational and skills policies and programmes. Previously Chris was in the UK Government’s Department for Education and Skills, where he was a graduate of the Civil Service Fast Stream.