Chris Barber

Chris is a qualified Charted Public Finance Accountant with over 30 years of local authority experience including 11 years as a Director of Finance & Resources and a period as Acting Chief Executive. Joined WMC in 2001 as a main Board Director with responsibility for developing new business and long term partnerships with local authorities and private sector landlords. Set up his own business in 2013. Regularly undertakes assignments for the company supporting and giving specialist advice to the in-house management team.

Colin Breen, WMC Retail Project Manager

Colin has 22 years of retail management, sales & operational experience through working for WHSmith for 12 years in a variety of roles including Retail, HR and Project Management.

Prior to joining the team at WMC Colin worked for the UK’s leading academic specialist retailer, John Smith’s for 8 years. As UK Retail Director, Colin lead the transformation from traditional bookseller to modern student’s stores on University Campuses. Colin heads up the Sales, Operations and Consultancy teams at WMC.

Esther Worboys – Sales & Marketing Manager

Esther has over fifteen years’ experience delivering marketing strategies, managing events and PR and communications. She started her marketing career with Walt Disney Television, brand managing key TV shows, and launching pan-European websites, later adding destination marketing skills with three years at the National Trust. She has also spent a number of years as a Town Centre Manager, initially for Twickenham, and later for Hounslow. Working for the local authority, she engaged with multiple stakeholders, including retailers, in order to drive footfall to the town centres through marketing and events and the creation of a new street market.