Vice President – Mining Services AUSPAC, Orica
Chris is currently Vice President Australia Pacific for Orica, the world’s largest manufacturer and supplier of explosives for mining and civil construction. In this capacity, Chris has commercial and operational accountability for all Orica customers within the Australia Pacific region, representing around 60% of Orica’s global EBIT.
Prior to this, Chris held executive roles within Orica as Chief Digital Office, Global Vice President Supply Chain, and with BHP (as Global Chief Information Officer and Global Chief Procurement Officer).
A 30-year veteran of the Mining and Resources Sector, having commenced his professional life with Rio Tinto as a Research Engineer, he has experienced the highs and lows of the commodity cycle.
He has worked in Asia for more than 25 years, residing in Singapore for 15 years and has recently moved to Perth to support the AusPac role. He has a Chemical Engineering Degree (Honours First Class) and Master of Business Administration.
In his spare time, he enjoys endurance sports including cycling, running and swimming.