Chris has experience across climate change science, strategy, policy, and implementation in local and central government, and the private sector. He has had an interest in climate change since the early 1990s and worked directly in the climate change field for the last 15 years. Chris has a PhD in climate science and has represented New Zealand at international climate change negotiations, disaster risk reduction and science panels (UN and IPCC).
Chris was involved in developing the model that is used to estimate inflows into New Zealand’s hydro-lakes and has developed other models and tools to support decision-making and provide insights into patterns and trends. Chris has strong networks and can support clients in all aspects of climate change across all sectors of the environment, covering both emissions and impacts. Taking innovative strategic approaches to respond to climate change is a particular strength of Chris’s.