Chris attended PAC from 1992 until 2001 and was a regular participant in the school’s musical and drama performances. In Year 11 he was offered the leading role of ‘Jack Merridew’ in the Australian Premiere theatre production of ‘Lord of the Flies.’ Chris was accepted into the prestigious acting course at Flinders University Drama Centre and completed a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Hons) in Drama Performance. While studying at Flinders, Chris was cast in a number of Australian theatre, film and television roles including ‘McLeod’s Daughters’ and in the Cannes Festival awarded film ‘2:37’. Chris’ time at Flinders culminated in him being awarded the Malcolm Fox Travel Scholarship which allowed him to travel to Uganda and Zambia in 2006 to assist with running an Orphanage School and Drama Program for HIV/AIDS awareness.
Upon his return from Africa, Chris was employed by Australia’s largest International Development NGO World Vision Australia. Between 2008 and 2010 he served as Producer of Video Content, covering major humanitarian disasters in the West Bank, Indonesia, Mozambique, Chile and Cambodia. Chris completed his Masters in Public Policy, majoring in ‘International and Global Affairs’ at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.