Chris spent his first career as a Management Consultant specializing in Human Resources and Compensation. He was a Principal with three of the largest global human resource-consulting firms and has consulted with a wide array of non-profit and multinational organizations headquartered throughout North America and Europe. He was a frequent speaker and author on human resource trends and issues and was widely quoted by major business newspapers and journals. In 2005, he stepped down from consulting after 23 years to spent time with his family, to address eldercare needs and to donate his time back to the community.
Chris began volunteering at The Mississauga Food Bank and was first elected to its Board of Directors in November 2004. He was elected Board Chair and President in November 2005 and re-elected in 2007. Chris stepped down from the Board in September 2009 to begin his second career as its Executive Director.
Chris was elected by his peers to the Ontario Association of Food Banks’ Board of Directors in May 2013 and currently serves as its Vice President. Chris is also a member of the Board of Directors of The Career Foundation in Toronto.
Chris is a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and has had the rewarding experience of building two new homes; one in Burlington and one in Mississauga.
He is a past international rugby player and now avid fan travelling the globe supporting the New Zealand All Blacks. Chris is a lifetime member and supporter of the Oakville Crusaders Rugby Club.
Chris is a proud recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for dedicated service to community and has recently served on Mayor Crombie’s transition team.
He and his wife Karen have six children living across Canada from Ottawa to Vancouver.