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With a wide international experience including banking, captive & mutual insurance, funds, fiduciary services and even manufacturing industry. He has worked closely with professionals & Government representatives in the IoM, UK, Channel Islands, Middle East, Singapore, Hong Kong and other European jurisdictions, maintaining strong relations with all relevant regulators and influencing bodies.
He provides oversight and governance to several regulated businesses, engages directly with IoM Government and the Space industry. John is passionate about learning and technology.
Chris received his Masters degree (MSc) from the International Space University in Strasbourg, France in 1996, where he has served on Faculty since 2003 and is a former Co-Chair of the School of Management and Business. He also serves as Faculty at Singularity University and is a Guest Lecturer for the TED Fellows program.
Chris is a long time supporter of Space and S.T.E.M. education and serves in this capacity on the Boards of the Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI), where he serves as President of the SSPI, the International Space University (ISU), the Challenger Foundation, the Conrad Foundation, the United Space School, and the International Institute of Space a Commerce. He is also a strong proponent of Social Entrepreneurism, Co-Chairing the Manna Energy Foundation and Geeks Without Frontiers working to bring clean water, clean energy, and clean telecoms to the world via the power of market economics. He is also a founder of Odyssey Moon Ltd. (recently acquired by Space Services Holdings).
An author and published Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, the International Institute of Space Commerce, and a member of the International Institute of Space Law, Chris was the co-author of Europe's first work on space privatization and commercialization, "A Space For Enterprise; the aerospace industries after government monopoly", Stott & Watson, Adam Smith Institute, London, 1994. Chris has also contributed to a number of other publications, most recently “Space Commerce”, Morris & Cox September, 2010.
Chris is an active supporter of the IOM Government’s vision to make the Island a leading offshore centre for e-business. He was a member of the Government’s Can Do Economic Strategy task force and led the 2013 project to develop the Isle of Man's ICT Strategy. He is also actively involved in the local community and is currently Chairman of the IOM Government's eGaming Strategic Advisory Group, a Board Member of the Manx ICT Association (MICTA), a member of the Chamber of Commerce IT Committee and a Governor at Isle of Man Hospice Care.