Chryse originally trained to be an architect; but qualified in landscape architecture. She worked for 15 years for Groundwork Trusts in the East Midlands working with communities on making differences to local environments. This led to a masters in environmental management, and from there to work as a sustainable development officer. Chryse was the inaugural national SuDS champion; 2018-2019. Over time her interest in water related issues has developed. Chryse was on one of the early project boards for this and also helped on the new edition of the CIRIA ‘bible’ on SuDS. Chryse seeks to promote and spread the word about SUDs wherever she can. She has presented both within Britain and mainland Europe; and at a range of levels; form civic societies to international green infrastructure conference. In fact to anyone who will listen!
She is also a passionate advocate for trees in urban areas. She has been a supporter of the tree design action group for a number of years. She has worked with the city’s trees and woodlands group to ensure the best possible planting for trees in the city; some of which also act as SuDS features.
She has been an active member of the landscape Institute for years; organising many of the events.