Chris Mullane, Historian, Ex-NZ Army
Chris brings to his enriching presentations a wide variety of life experiences from his military service, his many years in business, his interest in history, politics and the performing arts and his continuing involvement in diverse community projects.
A graduate of the Royal Military College of Australia, Chris served twenty years in the New Zealand Army attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He saw active service in Vietnam as an infantry platoon commander and held a number of command and staff appointments including Chief Instructor of the New Zealand Army Infantry School. In the late 1970s, Chris was assigned on exchange to the US Army as Head, Leadership Branch at the US Army Infantry School. In the 1982 Queens Birthday Honours Chris was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).
In 1984 Chris left the Army to pursue a career in business. Specialising in new business start-ups and change management, he has held senior management appointments in manufacturing, media and professional services companies. He has also been a radio talkback host. Chris is an Associate Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management.
Chris now contributes his skills to diverse activities in the community and in particular to championing the cause of veterans and their families who have served New Zealand. He is a director or trustee of a number of veteran associations and support organizations. He was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) in the 2009 New Year Honours for his services to veterans.
Chris Mullane is scheduled to sail on the following voyage(s) (subject to change):