Chris is Chair Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, Deputy Chair Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership and has vast experience in the government and education sectors in both Australia and Hong Kong.
He is a writer, speaker and teacher, and in a parallel sporting career, he was also a two-time Olympian and the Head Coach of the Australian Track and Field Team at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000.
He has served as Deputy Secretary at the Victorian Department of Education and Early Child Development (2009-13) and has held leadership roles in the development of the Government vision for languages, education, the policy statement, Towards Victoria as a Learning Community, New Directions for School Leaders and Teachers, and preparation for school funding reform (Gonski).
Chris is addicted to many things including the need to run every day, listen to some music, mostly new/alternative country and sees a film at least once a week. Chris has now retired twice but is practicing it very badly. He has too many heroes, but gives pre-eminence to Muhummad Ali, Johnny Cash, Brian Wilson and Orson Welles.
Skyline is grateful for Chris’ engagement and proud to share his reflections at our very first Round Table.