Chris is an active member of the Hellyer College School Association. He joined the TASSO Management Committee in 2017 as a North-West Delegate.

He is passionate about helping empower his community to achieve its goals in the Northwest Region of Tasmania. Chris sits on the board of the Burnie Local Enabling Group Inc., Burnie Community House, DoMaur productions and Family Based Care, along with his role of VP with the TASSO board. He is also active with the McKenna Park Hockey Complex Management Committee, UTAS Rural Clinical school Community Advisory panel and various other working groups associated with his role as a Burnie City councillor.

Social inclusion is of great importance to Chris and something he strongly advocates for and promotes, along with healthy and active lifestyles. He values the arts and participates in and promotes all genres, believing that a strong arts culture is essential to the social and economic values of the community.

In the area of education, Chris has a keen interest in Years 10 to 12, particularly the resources allocated to engaging the disengaged, and the methodology employed to do so.