Chris is a cultural heritage professional with over 13 years’ experience. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Archaeology, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Anthropology and Bachelor of Science in Ecology from the University of Queensland.
Chris has a demonstrated history working in Aboriginal and European cultural heritage management for multinational corporate and private consultancy employers. He has worked in various jurisdictions with numerous Aboriginal stakeholder groups representing and advising multinational corporations and various private and public sector clients. His project experience ranges from small-scale housing developments to medium-scale linear infrastructure to large-scale state significant mining projects.
Chris is skilled in: Aboriginal and historic cultural heritage assessments; archaeological survey and excavation; archaeological, ethnohistoric and historic research; archival recording; report writing; agreement making; project management; contractor management; stakeholder consultation and document editing. He has background as a research and teaching professional at the University of Queensland and the University of Southern Queensland and is a full member of the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists.
2018 – 2021 Director & Principal Heritage Consultant, Essential Heritage
2020 – 2021 Senior Cultural Heritage Officer, Department of Transport and Main Road
2018 – 2019 Access Advisor - Cultural Heritage, Santos
2017 – 2018 Cultural Heritage Advisor, Rio Tinto
2015 – 2017 Senior Archaeologist, OzArk Environmental & Heritage Management
2007 – 2015 PhD Candidate, University of Queensland
2009 – 2014 Guest Lecturer and Tutor, University of Queensland
2009 – 2014 Museum Assistant (UQ Anthropology Museum), University of Queensland
2011 – 2011 Lecturer, University of Southern Queensland