Chris leads the Energy Initiative and Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation at the University of Queensland. He is a chemical engineer having obtained his degree and PhD at the University of Queensland and a Fellow of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. He has held executive roles in construction, mining and clean energy industries in Australia and abroad over a career spanning 25 years. He is a Non-Executive Director of Seymour Whyte Limited and has held various other corporate and Government board positions. Chris also sits on Advisory Boards for the Centre for Coal Seam Gas (Chair), the School of Chemical Engineering and the Queensland Geothermal Energy CoE and co-leads the Energy Poverty Research, and Carbon Capture and Storage Research Groups. He is also course coordinator for ENGG400 – Professional Practice in the Business Environment. His main interests lie in Energy Transitions, Economics and Policy, Energy for Development, Mega-Project Implementation and CCS.