Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director
Chris brings to Japara more than 25 years’ management and finance experience at the executive level, the majority obtained with ASX listed companies.
His entrée into the professional world came via KPMG in 1987, where he rose quickly from the position of auditor, to senior consulting roles in corporate recovery and risk management. Seeking to drive outcomes from within a business, rather than simply advise, Chris switched to the client side from 1995: firstly, at PMP Limited, then many years later at Crowe Horwath Australia, where he would ultimately become Chief Executive Officer.
Since joining Japara in 2015 as CFO, his knowledge and capabilities in investor relations, corporate governance, banking, acquisitions and capital management have realised significant improvements to the business — and continue to do so.
Forthright but fair, Chris is an articulate communicator and skilled negotiator who confronts every challenge with honesty, intellect and insight. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business from RMIT University.
Chris was appointed CEO and Managing Director in March 2020.