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Chris Whitefield

Executive Director, Communications and Community


Chris leads the development and implementation of Plenary’s communications and stakeholder engagement strategies at a corporate level and across Plenary’s projects.

Responsibilities include corporate strategy, external communications, marketing and branding, stakeholder engagement and ESG initiatives.

He champions Plenary’s reconciliation efforts with First Nations peoples in Australia, having led the development of Plenary’s Reconciliation Action Plan and, as chair of the RAP working group, leads its implementation.

Chris joined Plenary in 2015 with more than a decade of experience across the public and private sectors.

He acts a Trustee on behalf of Plenary for the Committee for Economic Development of Australia, is a member of the Committee for Melbourne’s Future Economy Standing Committee, is a board member of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale and is a former board member and treasurer of the Victorian chapter of International Association of Business Communicators.

Chris holds a Master of Business (with Distinction) from RMIT University and a Bachelor of Commerce from Deakin University.

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