Chris is the principal contact for ISLESTAT. He has worked at the highest level of island government in strategic planning, economics, tourism, and utility services. The origination and subsequent adoption of many successful island initiatives covering economic strategy, land use planning, population management, and tourism development can be attributed to him.
In the private sector, Chris pioneered a unique research capability which not only benchmarked island economic, social and environmental strategies and policies around the world but also identified best practice in many areas. He has presented at a number of international events and to global organisations and agencies.
Given current very challenging times, Chris' island knowledge and expertise are invaluable when addressing the implications of these challenges on the effective performance of island-based public, private and third sector organisations.
Chris has been a Member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) since 2017.
Trish has held senior marketing and communications positions across both the public and private sectors including tourism, financial and legal services. She has been involved in running a number of qualitative market research programmes and understands the key role that market research and analysis plays in informing future business strategy and planning.
More recently, Trish has been supporting small businesses in developing their own marketing and communications programmes through social media, content generation and other online and offline channels. Trish speaks both French and Spanish. One of her key strengths is her attention to detail and presentation quality.
Trish’s responsibilities include developing the company’s brand profile as well as supporting Chris on larger research projects.