Chris is currently President of the NSW Secondary Principals’ Council (NSW SPC), SPC representative on the NSW Forum of Principals Australia Institute (PAI), immediate Past President of ACEL NSW, Adjunct Fellow at Western Sydney University, member of the Australian Principal Certification Advisory Board and a member of multiple working parties at both state and national levels.
Chris was a recipient in 2003 of a Director General’s award for “Excellent Service to Public Education”, was listed in the 2004 “Australia’s Smart 100” awards conducted by The Bulletin magazine and Microsoft Australia and received a 2005 Macarthur Outstanding Educator Award from the Australian College of Educators.
In 2006 he became the first Principal in NSW to receive a “National Outstanding Achievement by a Principal” award from the Federal Government, and in 2008 was conferred as a National Fellow of the Australian Council of Educational Leaders (ACEL). In 2010 Chris was recognised for his contribution to a range of professional associations with a “John Laing Professional Development Award” from Principals Australia Institute. Chris has also been awarded the prestigious “Patrick Duignan Award for Leadership” in any NSW educational institution and in 2014 was the recipient of the ACEL Presidential Citation.
Chris’ extensive contribution to educational advancements at State and National levels has resulted in recognition in the national Australia Day Honours with the award of the Public Service Medal.