Chris Underhill MBE works as an organizational development consultant, is a social entrepreneur in the field of quality of life and health, and is a mentor and a thinker in the field of community and development.
He has developed a number of social enterprises, for example, Thrive, an organization working in gardening, disability, and community and ADD International, working in the developing world with disabled people creating systems of representation, advocacy, and policy creation. He has created several organizations in the field of global mental health, e.g. BasicNeeds which promotes the Model for Mental Health and Development created by Chris in 2000. He runs his own mentoring practice called Mentor Services and presents on health, quality of life, mental health, and resilience.
Chris is co-founder of a new organization benefitting social entrepreneurs: The Elders Council for Social Entrepreneurs. He is a Skoll Foundation awardee in Social Entrepreneurship, an awardee in Social Entrepreneurship of the Schwab Foundation, and a Senior Fellow of Ashoka and has been honored with an MBE by HRH the Queen for his work in disability.