Leeds West Academy

Christopher Carey

Born in Leeds, Chris spent most of his upbringing in Headingley. In 1984 he joined the army and served in the UK, Germany, Falkland Islands and Northern Ireland as a Royal Engineer. Since leaving the Army his careers have varied from driving a skip wagon to re-lining sewers, until ultimately attending college and university gaining qualifications in IT.

In 1999 Chris was part of a small team who were set up and ran a company in Sheffield which distributes precision metal cutting tools. His role was as the IT manager. Chris is still with the same company today, however he now works in a different area, and also develops databases on a private basis for companies and organisations. Chris lives in Cookridge with his wife, Suzanne.