Chris background

Chris holds a BSc (Hons) in Mineral Technology (1976),
and an MBA (1994) from the University of Otago,
New Zealand.



He is a member of the Institute of Directors (NZ), and a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Chris is the CEO of Straterra Inc., a member based organisation established to provide high level representation and advocacy for the resource sector in New Zealand.

Chris’s other current roles are: 

  • Chairman of the ASX listed and Brisbane based mineral exploration company Explaurum Ltd (EXU:ASX)
  • Chairman of MinEx, the Mining and Quarry sector health and safety council
  • Advisor, Chairman, RSC Mining and Mineral Exploration Ltd.
  • Director, MITO.

Chris’s experience spans 35+ years in mining and energy in Australia and New Zealand, in executive and governance roles and across many commodities, in particular gold and coal.