The New Pilbara Economic Conference
The New Pilbara Economic Summit

Chris Adams

Chief Executive Officer

City of Karratha

Chris Adams is the Chief Executive Officer of the City of Karratha. In recent years the City has undergone a massive transformation and is well on the way to achieving its vision of becoming “Australia’s Most Liveable Regional City”.

Chris has a diverse background gained from a wide range of professional roles plus tertiary studies in a variety of disciplines including management and leadership training at both Stanford and Harvard Universities.

Chris has filled senior executive and CEO roles within Local Government in both Victoria and Western Australia.  He returned to the Pilbara in 2005 and has worked in CEO and General Manager roles for local and State Government since this time.

After a stint as the inaugural GM of the Pilbara Cities Project, Chris returned to Local Government in 2012 to take on the role of CEO at the City of Karratha.  

Chris remains involved region-wide development within the Pilbara through his board membership on the Pilbara Development Commission

Having been born and raised in the Pilbara, Chris is highly motivated to work in partnership with all stakeholders to ensure the City of Karratha grows, diversifies and benefits from the exponential resource and industrial growth currently taking place.

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