Chris Stanley, Managing Director
Chris is the Managing Director of MI who has over 20 years’ experience managing projects across a broad range of industries, with the last 15 years working within the Sports, Tourism and Arts & Culture environment.
Chris has built an impressive portfolio of client relationships and projects in the international sports events’ arena. As he has progressed through the ﬁrm, he has advised and participated in the planning and delivery of Olympic Games, Asian Games, Pan American Games and every Rugby World Cup since 2003.
Chris recently concluded leading MI's involvement as advisor to the executive of Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan acting as Executive Director Planning for the organising committee - the most successful Rugby World Cup to date.
As a Director of MI, Chris has been involved in a number of varied roles including developing the technical aspects of the successful London 2012 Olympic Games Bid. He was one of three technical writers for Football Federation Australia for their Oﬃcial Bid to FIFA to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. In 2015, Chris completed his ongoing role as Strategic Advisor for the 2015 Asian Cup in Australia.
Chris has also completed roles as the project director responsible for the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct operational consultancy and in 2014 completed his role as client-side project director for the for the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust and the redevelopment of the AUD $200m members grandstand.
On the strength of his professional and personal attributes, experience and skills, Chris was appointed by the MI Board as Managing Director to focus on driving the next phase of growth for the company.