Chris has operated at the highest level of island government in strategic planning, economics, tourism & hospitality, and utility services. He is attributed to the origination and subsequent adoption of many successful and practicable initiatives covering economic strategy, land use planning, population management, tourism development, and statistical analysis.
In the private sector, Chris has pioneered a unique research capability which not only benchmarked economic, social and environmental issues in islands around the world but has also identified best practice in a wide range of areas. This work has further enhanced his already extensive island experience and knowledge base.
Chris is a Member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs - Chatham House.
Our emphasis is working with our clients and, therefore, Mariessa's primary objective is to ensure that the importance of excellent client-facing relationships is never underestimated.
Mariessa has held a number of high-level administrative roles in a range of organisations. She has always delivered projects on time and on budget and client needs and expectations are always her primary focus.
Ongoing communication with governments and the private sector is also a crucial aspect of Mariessa’s responsibilities in terms of keeping pace with ever-changing demands globally. This has never been more important than at the present time.