Prior to being elected to Queensland Parliament in 2015, Chris served the communities of Burpengary, Beachmere and Deception Bay for 12 years as the local Councillor on the Caboolture Shire & Moreton Bay Councils.
Amongst his achievements as Councillor were the rejuvenation of the Deception Bay foreshore, introduction of traffic calming into Deception Bay, initiating the Burpengary Greenlinks park land project and drawing attention to the problem of climate change. He was known for standing up for local residents, as well as his continuing volunteer work at local community groups including the Deception Bay Lions Club, the Burpengary State School Council, Deception Bay Community Youth Programs and The Abbey Museum. He has also been a member of Al Gore’s The Climate Project.
He has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree and a Master of Journalism from the University of Queensland. In his spare time, Chris loves to surf and also likes to restore antique furniture.
Chris is the Chair of the State Development, Natural Resources and agricultural Industry Development Committee. Chris lives in Burpengary with his wife Sian and three children, Guy, Rebecca & Arabella.