Chief Executive Officer

Chris Walton assumed the role of CEO of the Centre of Research and Innovation in the Bio-Economy on May 1, 2018 and is accountable for all aspects of the corporation.

Chris has been active in the forest products sector and bio-economy for over 20 years and brings a wealth of experience in the areas of strategic planning, government relations and project development.

Prior to joining CRIBE, Chris was the Principal Consultant for a Thunder Bay based boutique management consulting company that specialized strategic planning, government relations and organizational planning and prior to that he was responsible for the environment and energy portfolio for a large integrated pulp and paper facility.