Chris Pate

After serving 17 years in the Royal Navy, former commanding officer Chris Pate brings a wealth of experience to the role of project manager at Samuelson Wylie. But it wasn't his planning of multi-national operations, royal connections, charity work or masters in Business Management that secured him the job: rather, it was the fact he was once a TVR owner.

Between deployments to the Middle East, West Africa and South America, Chris volunteered for Mission Motorsport – a charity that organises motoring activities and experiences for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women – and drove a Chimaera HC. The latter being as much a contributing factor to his problem solving abilities, as nearly two decades on operations around the world.