Chris is the Chief Executive Officer of Juniper in Western Australia. He has held senior leadership and corporate governance positions for more than 30 years in the Australian not-for-profit sector and local government industry at national, state, and local levels. He has worked in the community services, health, mental health, disability, and aged care sectors and has served on numerous advisory and consultative bodies and committees to federal, state and local governments and on the boards of various not-for-profit organisations. He has tertiary qualifications in business management, social work and the arts and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia WA, and 2009 Churchill Fellow.
Juniper provides care, accommodation, and support services to older Western Australians. In addition to operating services across the Perth metropolitan area, Juniper operates regional and remote services in the Great Southern, Kimberley, Mid-West and Wheatbelt regions of WA. In the Kimberley, Juniper is committed to working with local communities to build culturally appropriate services that take account of Kimberley Aboriginal people and their communities’ aspirations for self-determination and Aboriginal controlled services. Chris has been a member of the Leadership Team and Chair of the Remote Accord since its establishment in 2018.