Before entering Parliament, Chris worked for 22-years as a teacher with students who have special learning needs, he trained as an English and Music teacher.

Before teaching he was a police officer for 14 years, including as a Youth Aid officer.

Chris owns a small business that employs 30 people in Nelson where he lives with his partner. He is a father of four.

He has a strong interest in sport and music, being an enthusiastic supporter of the local jazz scene.

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