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Chris Stanley
Managing Director

Chris 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 sport, events, and places.

 

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

 

He has advised on the planning and delivery of a wide variety of global major events including the 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 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 a client-side Project Director through the delivery stages. Chris was the Project Director responsible for the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct operational consultancy. He also acted as client-side Project Director for the Sydney Cricket and Sports Grounds Trust and the redevelopment of the $200m MA Noble, Don Bradman and Dally Messenger members’ grandstand.


More recently, Chris undertook the complex benchmarking assessment of the Singapore Sports Hub cost base against other facilities and is currently providing strategic advice and support to Rugby Australia with their bid to host the Rugby World Cup in 2027.


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

 

Outside of work Chris is a keen sportsman, playing football for his local Balmain football team, playing golf, tennis and running around trying to keep up with his young family.