Chris Hamilton is the Chief Executive Officer of RESQ Plus Pty Ltd. and is responsible for the delivery of the Federal Government’s Community Development Program in South West and Central Western Queensland. The program provides quality employment, training and education opportunities for a diverse range of people, including Indigenous and the disabled. More recently Chris worked for Ruralco Holdings as a Business Process Manager and as the General Manager of Territory Rural Pty Ltd in Darwin.
Chris also served in the Australian Army in full-time and part-time positions. His key roles saw him working in senior leadership positions in project management, training and infrastructure development in Canberra and Brisbane and overseas in Southeast Asia and the Southwest Pacific. He continues to act as Colonel Commandant of the North West Mobile Force and the Pilbara Regiment and sits on the Premier’s Queensland Veterans Advisory Council
Chris has significant Board experience having been the President and Chair of the Legacy Club of Brisbane Ltd, a Director of Legacy Australia and is a recent appointee to the South West Queensland Hospital and Health Board and RSL Queensland’s Governance and Awards Committee and Veterans’ Affairs and Policy Committee.
Chris has an MBA in Human Resource Management and Marketing, a Bachelor and Diploma of Applied Science, a Diploma in Leadership and Management, and an Associate Diploma in Horticulture. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.