A graduate in International relations, Chilli lived in Spain teaching English as a Foreign Language to trade unionists for a number of years before returning to England to study Law and train to be a teacher. He has worked previously in the advice sector as an Advice Service Manager. In his present role as Executive Director at AdviceUK, he is particularly interested in ensuring access to social welfare law forms part of a whole person approach to working with people to resolve issues and improve lives. He is behind a series of innovative schemes to link academic institutions and non-advice organisations to advice agencies and leads on building collaborative relationships across the private, public and Voluntary and Community sector. He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts (RSA).