Chris comes from a diverse background, with qualifications in electronics, medicine and business. Initially undertaking an undergraduate degree in Electrical and Computer engineering gaining industry employment midway through the course and further going on to graduate with honours and the J.H. Curtis award from Engineering Australia for thesis of the year.
On graduation Chris went on to work as a commissioned officer in the Australian Army with the task of managing and leading numerous army personnel and for the planning and execution of a large portfolio of technical projects. In 2008 Chris awarded the Army Capability Development award for work in developing an AI based software package to facilitate rapid deployment and in 2009 was deployed on operation Slipper and awarded the Australian Active Service Medal and the Operations Slipper Medal for his efforts.
In 2011 Chris started his studies in Medicine whilst undertaking multiple simultaneous research projects, graduating as a member the future leaders alumni. In 2012 Chris was awarded a full scholarship in the University of Queensland’s Medical Leadership Program and during these studies completed a Graduate Certificate in Executive Business focusing on Leadership, Strategy, Communication and Human capital.
Today Chris focuses his time as the CEO and Co-founder of RER Labs an engineering company focused on medical innovation, as a PHD candidate researching bionics at the Queensland University of Technology and as a Medical doctor working towards his aspiration of becoming an orthopaedic surgeon.