Chief Operating Officer
At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy
Chris was appointed Chief Operating Officer at At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy in July, 2019. He was previously Executive Dean with Kaplan Higher Education Academy, Singapore from 2012. A former hotelier of ten years’ experience, Chris’ second career in Higher Education started with sessional lecturing while still a Hotel Manager in 2004, before a full-time appointment as Head of the Hospitality Schools, International College of Management, Sydney (2008-2010), and Berjaya University, Malaysia (2010-2012).
Chris has taught over 6,000 hours of classes with topics as diverse as Wine Service, Service Excellence, Media and Management. Chris’ qualifications include a Master of Arts (Sydney), Graduate Certificate in Educational Research (Monash), Post-Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, Teaching and Learning (Macquarie), and a Bachelor of Arts (Queensland). Chris’ areas of research include educational technology, blended (flipped) learning, and educational leadership and organisation of tourism, hospitality and events school.
Chris has a passion for engaging learners of all ages, including junior rugby players every Saturday morning at his beloved Centaurs Rugby Club.