Born and raised in Kalgoorlie, Chris started in the mining industry in 1990. In 2001 he cofounded Reed Resources and became its Managing Director. He has accumulated experience in the area of exploration at the New Celebration Gold mine for Newcrest and diamond/RC drilling for Glindemann & Kitching.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Notre Dame and a Graduate Certificate in Mineral Economics from the WA School of Mines. He is a Member of the AusIMM and has been on the AMEC Council since 2005 and held the position of Vice-President of AMEC for 10 years from 2007.