Chris Pearce

Managing Partner, South East Asia

Chris Pearce is Managing Partner at NGS Global based in Melbourne, Australia. He is a highly experienced professional whose career is marked by success and achievement at the highest levels in both the commercial and public sectors.

He is an accomplished senior executive with wide-ranging domestic and international experience to CEO/MD level in ‘blue chip’ companies in the telecommunications, information technology and entertainment industries. He has lived and worked in four continents across his career. His diverse business experience has ranged from leading multibillion-dollar businesses to start-up capital-raising ventures.  Most recently he was Managing Director of an Australian-based search and recruitment firm.

Mr. Pearce has been a Member of the Australian Parliament, as well as a Member of the Federal Government Ministry responsible for financial services, business law and consumer affairs, and later as Shadow Minister, until his decision to leave Parliament and return to the corporate world.

He has served on commercial, government and not-for-profit boards and is currently Deputy Chairman and Non-Executive Director at the St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research and a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Creative Partnerships Australia.

Mr. Pearce is an Adjunct Professor at Deakin University providing industry expertise and insight in the areas of Executive Leadership, Professional Development and Strategy/Value-Creation.

He has a strong interest in executive leadership and development and the influence of positive psychology on individual and team peak-performance, wellbeing and flourishing.

Mr. Pearce has completed a Management Development Process Program at the Monash Mt Eliza Business School, a Bachelor of Business from Monash University, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Deakin University, an Executive Program in Strategy and Organization at Stanford University and a Graduate Certificate in Divinity from the University of Divinity. In 2019, he will commence a Graduate Certificate in Positive Psychology at Central Queensland University.

Mr. Pearce is a Justice of the Peace, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute, Member of the Royal Victorian Association of Honorary Justices and a Member of the Royal School of Church Music.