Head of Statecraft & Intelligence Program
ExpertiseNational Security, Intelligence & Protective Security
Chris commenced with DFAT in 2003 and is an experienced Australian national security official currently on secondment to ASPI. His research includes emergent and emerging issues facing intelligence services internationally and in Australia, the place of intelligence agencies in democracies, and role of intelligence in the conduct of statecraft.
Chris’ national security experience has included leadership of functions such as intelligence policy and coordination; protective security; enterprise capability; governance and oversight; and strategic futures.
In 2019-2020 Chris was a Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs.
Chris is a graduate of the Australian National University (BA (Hons), MA (Strategic Studies)), and the University of Western Australia (Grad Dip Arts). He also holds a Diploma in Government (Security), and has completed the Harvard Kennedy School’s Senior Executives in National & International Security Program and the ANU National Security College’s Senior Executives Development Program.