My Beach

Elected to the SLSWA Board in August 2014. Chris has been an active patrolling surf lifesaver since 1991, after gaining his bronze medallion at Scarboro SLSC. After moving in 1994 he became a member of Esperance Goldfields SLSC.

As well as rowing and sweeping surf boats, Chris is also a trainer, assessor and officiates at carnivals. Chris has held a wide range of positions at Esperance Goldfields including 10 years as president and is a life member of the club. In his early years as a club president, Chris sat on the state council until the governance change in 2005. He then attended president forums until he resigned as president in 2012.

Chris has been key in establishing the Jet Ski Team in Esperance and is the Coordinator and Duty Officer for the South East region. In 2010 Chris was awarded a citation of appreciation from the Western Australian Police for his leadership during the Bremer Bay search.

In 2011 he was honoured with the inaugural SLSWA Support Operations Volunteer of the Year award. Chris has owned and run several businesses since leaving the Army in 1984. For the past nineteen years has been operating a successful concrete and roof truss business in Esperance.