Chris Wood, Master 2023-24

WCB Master Mr Chris Wood

Chris was born in 1956 and was educated at a grammar school in Mansfield leaving with a collection of ‘O’ and ‘A’ levels. As a proud third generation meat man he  followed both his father and grandfather into the family business within the meat industry. At that time he concentrated on the family farm, heavily involved with livestock and growing cereals. 

Joining the university of life for five years he visited farms and cattle markets learning the invaluable lessons regarding taking profit and cutting a deal! Then along with his brother he managed the abattoir and wholesale butchery business. The success of this endeavour led in 1990 to the building of a new EU standard abattoir that over the years continued to expand. In 2013 the business was sold to Dunbia. 

Since 2013, Chris has been involved in business and property interests and has been heavily engaged in the Butchers’ Livery not least being intimately focussed  with the refurbishment of the Hall.

Chris currently lives in Skeby, a village in North Nottinghamshire and his interests include keeping fit, a keen walker, Rugby and time with family – but perhaps not in that order!  

He has been happily married to Fiona for 37 years and they have two sons, Adam, a corporate lawyer living in Australia, and James, a chartered surveyor working in Dublin.  This leads to incredible holiday opportunities as well as the opportunity to see their grandchildren!