Chris Parsons began his career with the Guardian Royal Exchange Assurance (now AXA) Group and joined the Business School at City University in 1989. He is an Officer and Council Member of the Chartered Insurance Institute, Senior Examiner and Joint Secretary of the CII Examiners' Committee. In 1998 he was awarded the CII Morgan Owen Medal for the best research paper produced by a member of the Institute, which has a world-wide membership of 70,000.
He is the author of two books on insurance law, contributes regularly to insurance and legal journals and lectures very widely in the UK and overseas on law and insurance topics. Chris was a founder member and first Chairman of the Association of Insurance Teachers. He is the Editor of the Journal of Insurance Research and Practice and Visiting Professor at Warsaw University of Insurance and Banking.