Prior to his current role he has worked in tourism and other industries. In his early career, he studied Science and Engineering and holds a Bachelor Degree in Science and Engineering from the University of Melbourne. During this time, he worked on major infrastructure projects both in Australia and offshore, where they produced major components in rail systems including the Hong Kong MTR. Chris’ family has had involvement in the inbound tourism sector since 1988 when his father established ETA.


In 2004, Chris decided the Australian inbound tourism sector was where his passion lay and he entered the industry on a full time basis at ETA. Since then, his industry roles have included:


  • Director of Sales at Tour East Australia (TEA)
  • General Manager at Experience Tours Australia (A division of AOT Inbound)
  • Executive Director at Experience Tours Australia Pty Ltd