Mace, Sir Chris

Chris Mace

Chris Mace started his career with his family construction business at the age of 15. Since then he has been a director or an investor in more than 50 companies in the construction, manufacturing and retail sectors and was named the 2012 Maori Business Leader of the Year. Chris was a founding Trustee of the Sir Peter Blake Trust, chaired the Crown Research institute ESR and Antarctica New Zealand and is a passionate supporter of education, and science and research. In 2014, he was awarded the Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) for services to Antarctica and the community and in 2016 was appointed as a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to science and education.