Chris Kenneally, Group CEO of Cordant Group PLC

Chris Kenneally is a dynamic and entrepreneurial leader with a first-class record of achievement spanning more than 25 years.

As the Group Chief Executive Officer of Cordant Group PLC, he has spearheaded programmes of positive change including Cordant’s recent transition into a Social Enterprise; something which was achieved in just a year by refocusing priorities so that social purpose and impact is at the heart of everything the business does.

He has a clear aspirational vision for Cordant’s future and promotes a mission that everyone can get behind, underpinned by a culture of working towards a common goal without losing focus, direction or energy.

During periods of growth and change he has been instrumental in gaining significant new business and has built high calibre teams who share his energy for embedding a culture of disruptive innovation.

His business astuteness has resulted in improved profitability and strategic transformation.

The judges were impressed by his ability to energise his people by providing strategic clarity and direction.

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