Chris Ward is a highly regarded & successful business & social entrepreneur - most recently Director of two of the world's biggest cause related organisations/campaigns: Comic Relief and 1GOAL (the legacy of the 2010 World Cup). He also sat on the social legacy board of the London 2012 Olympics. http://uk.linkedin.com/in/chrisatcoffice
Chris launched Blue Dot, a social currency for 'good' and supporting cause consultancy. www.bluedotworld.com. Exclusive offers from celebrities are awarded to consumers who support any charity by donating, fundraising, volunteering and promoting on social media. It is being used by hundreds of charities, businesses & the UK Government.
Commercially, Chris worked at the highest level with many of the World's leading commercial brands such as AT&T, Facebook, Twitter, Google, Harper Collins, Stella Artois, BBC, Adidas, Barclays Bank, C4, Nokia, Evian, Carlsberg, Sony PlayStation etc.
He was responsible for building the successful phenomenon of Friendsreunited.co.uk to 12m UK members. http://www.prweek.com/news/185026/?DCMP=ILC-SEARCH
For non-profits, Chris was Creative Communications Director at Comic Relief, created the 10 million selling 3 red noses and oversaw the broadcast, creative and digital output for the, £82m generating, UK telethon, Red Nose Day 09. At 1GOAL he created a partnership with the global mobile industry around the 2010 World Cup http://www.gsm.org/1goal/ that reached over 1.6bn consumers, and resulted in Governments committing a further £400m to achieving Education For All.
He has worked with many Presidents, Prime Ministers & global non-profit organisations such as The Gates Foundation, White Ribbon Alliance, Fairtrade, Nelson Mandela Foundation, Oxfam, Save The Children, Facebook Causes, Twitter For Non-profits and directly with key individuals such as Queen Rania of Jordan. Desmond TuTu, Sepp Blatter, Jack Dorsey, Ban Ki-Moon, President Zuma etc.
Outside work, Chris has completed 10 international marathons & the 3 hardest mtn bike races in the world - across The Rockies, Alps & South Africa. He is married with 4 children & lives in West London. In 2013 he rode the entire route of Le Tour de France, one week ahead of the race.