2021 Chris Coghlan
Chris Coghlan - Mole Valley District Council Candidate
Chris was bought up in Peaslake. When Chris was eighteen, he met children in Mozambique who had lost their parents in war and living in extreme poverty.
This gave Chris a passion for serving the most vulnerable, whoever they are and wherever they are from. After starting his career in the city, he served in Iraq as a British soldier against ISIS and in the Foreign Office to protect the innocent from war. He pioneered a new method of international poverty relief, training micro-entrepreneurs over mobile phone. Chris used this method to found the charity Grow Movement, which has improved the lives of over 50,000 people in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Today Chris is Finance Director of a major UK charity at the forefront of the charity sector's coronavirus relief efforts for the elderly, disabled, young people and the homeless across England.
Chris is a Chartered Accountant, holds a Masters in Finance from London Business School and a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University.
Chris is proud to be standing for the Liberal Democrats to represent his local community at this difficult time. He is campaigning to support local businesses, for more funding for mental health services, and to protect the green belt while providing the affordable housing we need.