Chris Stanley, Managing Director

Chris is is the Managing Director of MI and has over 25 years’ experience managing projects across a broad range of industries, with the last 20 years working in venues and events within the sports, art & culture and tourism sectors.

Since joining MI in 2004, Chris has built an impressive portfolio of client relationships, and is widely recognised as an expert in his field, providing sound, practical advice in the delivery of all his projects.

From an event perspective, 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. 

In 2019, Chris concluded his role as an advisor to the executives of Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan, with the final two years fulfilling the role of Executive Director Planning & Integration for the organising committee.

From a venue’s perspective, Chris has assisted organisations in the delivery of significant infrastructure projects in Australia and around the world – from the development of feasibility studies and business cases to acting as client side Project Director through the delivery stages.

Chris was the Project Director responsible for the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct operational consultancy and acted as client-side Project Director for the Sydney Cricket and Sports Grounds Trust and the redevelopment of the AUD200 million MA Noble, Don Bradman and Dally Messenger members’ grandstand.

He is a talented senior business consultant with a proven ability to deliver highly complex strategic projects across the sports, arts & culture, and tourism sectors. 

An accomplished leader, Chris’ core strengths are in working collaboratively at all levels of an organisation and integrating diverse teams to deliver focused outcomes.

Recent projects include undertaking the complex assessment of the Singapore Sports Hub cost base benchmarked against other facilities around the world as well as advising on the ideal Governance structures to improve delivery of the Rugby World Cup on behalf of World Rugby.

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.