Chris completed a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Canterbury in 1991. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1994 with the majority of his career at Ernst & Young until 2010 when he joined World Vision New Zealand as the South Island Regional Manager. He studied at Laidlaw College (2004-2006) graduating with a Bachelor of Ministries and has been a member of the Christchurch Campus Advisory Council from 2007. Chris started as Director of the Christchurch Campus in February 2014 and is studying for his Master of Theology through Laidlaw Graduate School. He is married to Belinda and they have three children and the family attend Life Church.