Chris Mace is an Auckland based businessman, company director and investor with experience in the New Zealand and Australian business environment.
Chris is Chairman of the Crown Research Institute, NIWA, and a director of a number of companies. He is a member of the New Zealand Initiative, the Antarctic Heritage Trust and was a founding Trustee of the Sir Peter Blake Trust. He is also past Chairman of the Crown Research Institute ESR and Antarctica New Zealand.
Chris is a lifetime member of the Sir Peter Blake Trust and was instrumental in establishing the Trust in 2004.
Chris was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2005 for services to Antarctica and the community.
Chris joined the Leadership Awards Selection Panel in 2013.