Chris began in underground coal mining in 2008 following the completion of his trade as a fitter machinist in Bathurst, NSW. After completing the requirements as a clean skin, Chris quickly moved through the ranks working as an operator, fitter, supervisor, development and longwall mechanical coordinator, longwall move mechanical and mining coordinator, longwall move scheduler, and project manager. Throughout this he has experienced a steep learning curve which has seen Chris come away with the range of knowledge and skills required to successfully fulfil each role. Chris’s understanding of each of these roles ensures that he can effectively manage the longwall relocation teams.