Director - Asia / Australia
Chris, holds a Bachelor of Engineering and an MBA from the University of Queensland, and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. An early career in consumer durables led to senior management positions in the UK and China. Most notably he managed the transfer of production from the UK to China, resulting in a move to China in 2003 to establish the Global R&D Centre for Hoover Europe SDA. He was then recruited to run Product and Procurement for an Australian retailer, Godfreys, successfully redesigning and diversifying procurement and the supply chain. In 2011 he moved to lead a commercial equipment company from Hong Kong, including the global production network, establishing an Asia sales team and commissioning new production capacity to support global expansion. Returning to Australia in 2013 he has been working with clients to redesign sourcing, procurement and supply chains, and is a director in 3 early stage technology companies. He lives in Brisbane, Australia and retains a strong international network and passion for the people and locations he was worked.