Chris is most often seen on the Gold Coast overseeing staging, lighting and sound systems for any one of dozens of Bleach* and Placemakers* Gold Coast events each year. But when he’s not busily managing elaborate staging challenges, his favourite parts of the Gold Coast are the vibrant and diverse food scene of Broadbeach and the village atmosphere of Tugun. Chris has directed the technical requirements of Bleach* – the Gold Coast Festival since its inception in 2012, overcoming any and all meteorological events and technical challenges to ensure the show will go on. Chris hails from Brisbane but spends much of his time travelling around Australia with other festivals such as Splendour in the Grass and Woodford Folk Festival plus international tours with well-known contemporary Australian artists including Safia and Set Mo. Chris spends half of his year connected to the Gold Coast through the management of Bleach* – the Gold Coast Festival and other Placemaking activations across the city.