Chris Townend

Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Fellow of the Institute of Directors

Master of Business Administration, Massey University, New Zealand

Member, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK)

Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Fellow of the Institute of Directors

Master of Business Administration, Massey University, New Zealand

Member, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK)

Chris is a chartered accountant with a boutique consultancy where he focuses on governance and strategic financial management.

Chris sits on the boards of ThomsonAdsett, UnitingCare Queensland, and the Australian National Polytechnic. He is an external member of the Finance & Audit Committee of Brisbane South PHN which is a local primary health network established by the Australian Government that works closely with community primary health care services, health professionals, government and non-government organisations to improve health outcomes. He has previously had board roles in the financial services, education, construction and transport sectors.

Chris has extensive senior management experience in government, not-for-profit and private sector organisations in Australia, New Zealand and the UK which includes providing strategic governance, business cases and feasibility studies for large capital projects internationally.

Chris is a volunteer member of the Uniting Church’s Synod audit and risk committee and the Queensland Presentation Sisters’ finance committee.