Chris is passionate about the need for innovation, leadership and performance improvement in business. Chris has held executive roles in Health, Manufacturing, engineering, construction and recently as the CEO of the University of Newcastle Commercialisation firm Newcastle Innovation.
Chris is focused on supporting companies develop strategies that will improve productivity and growth.
Chris has extensive experience in all aspects of business management and operations including, invention commercialisation, capital raising, contracts negotiation, product licensing and selling of new concepts and ideas.
Chris is a Judge for the annual Hunter Manufacturers awards and a past Board Member of the Australian Chamber of Manufacturers, Hunter Business Chamber, WEA Hunter Ltd, Newmac Community Housing, Mobilife Pty Ltd and Mineral Carbonation International.
The Entrepreneurs' Programme provides eligible SMEs with free expert advice and grant funding to improve business growth and competitiveness, solve R&D and technology needs and improve capability to participate in domestic and global supply chains.