Chris Gale

Head of Social Impact, UK at ebay


Chris Gale leads eBay’s Social Impact work in the U.K in a newly appointed role focusing on the role of e-commerce in driving positive social change and empowering economic opportunity across disadvantaged and marginalised communities.

With a deep passion, understanding and commitment to social and environmental issues working across both the NGO and business sector, Chris believes that business has the potential to be a force for positive change in the world – to make a real difference to the lives of people and the planet.

Prior to joining eBay in 2020, Chris spent 7 years on issues surrounding education and skills development in Ghana, India and South Africa. He then transitioned into working more closely on how business can drive social impact, spending time at Marks & Spencer and Ben & Jerry’s where he led their social mission strategy in Europe, focusing on refugee and asylum rights.

Chris has a BA in Geography from The University of Manchester and a Masters in International Business and Development from Birkbeck College, University of London. He recently relocated from South London to the Yorkshire Dales with his family and outside of chasing after his two young children enjoys hiking and is an avid rugby and football fan.