Chris Gooding


Board member

Chris’s expertise is in community development, customer services, adult training, and project management. He has extensive experience of working in both the commercial and public sector. He has held various local authority ‘community-led planning’ roles and assisted in the development of over 60 of Herefordshire’s parish and town plans.

As Data Orchard’s lead facilitator for Neighbourhood Development Planning, he has delivered consultancy services for 45 Neighbourhood Development Planning Groups in the West Midlands area, providing hands-on support and expertise in community consultation design, communications, project management, governance and budgeting.

Chris retired from Data Orchard in June 2019 but continues to bring his 'community alchemist' wisdom as a board member. He runs an antiques business alongside his many other interests and talents.

BoardCaitlin Milne