Childcare Development Consultant, Founder & Director
Chris has over 10 years’ experience in the corporate mergers and acquisitions field. He recently lead the team which founded Affinity Education Group Limited and Evolve Education Group Limited, both of which involved large scale aggregation of childcare businesses and successful stock exchange listings. Chris also holds ongoing consultancy engagements with Affinity Education Group and Evolve Education Group Limited in respect of their post-IPO acquisition strategies.
Chris is recognised as an expert in the early childhood education sector, in which he has over 10 years’ experience buying, selling, building and operating successful childcare businesses. He was the founder and Managing Director of the Bambini boutique chain of childcare centres throughout Queensland which has become a well respected brand throughout the industry. He was also the founder of Australian Childcare Projects (a developer of new childcare businesses under the Petit brand) which has recently been acquired by a private equity fund. Chris also maintains close relationships with Australian and New Zealand’s leading childcare brokers, consultants and professionals with industry experience.
Prior to developing his childcare sector expertise, Chris was a successful developer of residential and commercial property throughout Queensland specialising in boutique townhouse complexes and small retail developments.