Christopher Wilson was born in London and attended Manchester University under a British Army university scholarship. He attended The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1976 and 1979, and in 1980 joined The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, an infantry regiment, in Germany. He served 10 years, and was posted to Belfast, Northern Ireland, and the Sultanate of Oman. In 1987 Christopher left the Army and went to work in the fund management industry in the City of London. He was posted to Singapore in 1990, to set up an office for his employer, GT Management. From 1993 to 1997 Christopher was based in Hong Kong as a private banker, heading up the Asia region for Union Bancaire Privee. He joined Coutts bank at the end of 1995, and came back to Singapore in 1997. Christopher left banking end of 2003, to set up his own consultancy business, focussing on helping western technology groups to find strategic partners in Asia. He also consulted to a number of banks, including Morgan Stanley and Coutts.
In 2008 Christopher set up a philanthropic venture in Cambodia, to deliver clean safe water to rural communities. The venture received full Cambodia NGO status in 2013, (Water and Healthcare Foundation (WAH): www.wahfoundation.org) and since then has been supplying clean water to schools, hospitals, and health centres. Christopher is also involved in setting up a global Multi Family Office based in Singapore.