Chris is passionate about education, having worked as a training consultant in the oil and gas industry and coordinated education programme approvals in the health sector in the UK. He has worked as a Senior Advisor to two New Zealand Ministers of Education and the former Prime Minister Helen Clark.
Chris is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys mountain biking, hiking and body surfing. He is a proud resident of Upper Hutt and is committed to ensuring the residents of the Hutt Valley have access to world-class public services and can live in a safe, caring and supportive community.
- MP for Rimutaka 2008 - present
- Opposition Chief Whip 2011-13
- Senior Advisor to Rt Hon Helen Clark & Hon Trevor Mallard 2003-2008
- Education Officer, Health Professions Council (UK) 2006-2007
- Training Consultant 2002-2003
- Bachelor of Arts, Victoria University of Wellington 2001