Chris is an experienced business executive and international consultant with more than 10 years of experience working across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. He leads business development function for Cognition and manages key strategic relationships and opportunities. Chris has portfolio responsibility for key account relationship management within Cognition. Chris has worked at a senior level with private and public sector leaders and CEOs and has travelled to more than 100 countries across the Middle East, Asia, North America, Europe and the Pacific.
His previous roles for Cognition include Vice President – Publishing and General Manager – Services. Chris is a Trustee of the New Zealand Youth Mentoring Network (NZYMN) and a former treasurer and board member of the New Zealand Middle East Business Council (NZMEBC). Chris has wide networks in education in New Zealand and internationally. He has completed executive management training focused on strategy development at Harvard Business School. His interest lies in the interface between policy and practice.