Chris holds 26 years of shipbuilding design, project management, sales and marketing experience spanning all three of Western Australia’s internationally renowned shipyards: Austal, SilverYachts and Echo Yachts.

After eight years with the Austal Group in design and project management roles, Chris joined the newly created SilverYachts shipyard in 2005 as Design Manager on their inaugural project M/Y Silver, and then as Project Manager on subsequent projects. During his nine years with SilverYachts, Chris helped create numerous award-winning superyachts, managed luxury outfitting specialists, oversaw newbuild projects and provided client and marketing support.

In 2015, Chris joined the newly established custom superyacht builder Echo Yachts, overseeing the luxury outfitting of the company’s international award-winning 84m 2940GT flagship trimaran superyacht M/Y White Rabbit – the largest and most efficient, technologically advanced superyacht built in Australia.

Chris became Sales and Marketing Manager for the Echo Marine Group in 2019, representing the company in the luxury, commercial and defence markets, promoting the Echo Yachts brand and their extensive shipyard capabilities for large custom superyacht newbuilds, refits, and maintenance projects.

As a Director of AIMEX, Chairman of Superyacht Australia and long-standing superyacht industry enthusiast, Chris is dedicated to championing the Australian marine and superyacht industry locally, nationally, and abroad.