Chris Perry
Associate Director - Canberra

Chris Perry is an Associate Director in the Canberra office of RSM Australia. 

Chris has worked within the Professional Services and Government spheres since 2000, actively working in a range of senior roles assisting organisations to deal with complexity and deliver outcomes. 

Chris does his best work when helping clients identify and solve complex problems and designing 'fit for purpose' implementable solutions. He enjoys working in fast paced and high-pressure environments.

"I enjoy working in busy, varied roles where I am challenged and have the opportunity to use my collaboration and engagement skills to find solutions to complex problems."

Chris believes his ability to work collaboratively and harness resources across an organisation enables him to effectively lead the delivery of projects and programs regardless of his own level of experience or knowledge in a particular field. Chris' experience working in commercial and government entities helps him bridge the gap between the two and join different perspectives. 

Prior to joining RSM, Chris held executive roles in both commercial and government entities. Chris' exposure to different roles and years of experience has allowed him to gather expertise in areas such as project/program management, procurement, contract management, transformation, workforce, business case development, infrastructure and policy. 

Outside of work, Chris enjoys sports with a passion for rugby, particularly the Brumbies!

SOLUTIONS Chris Perry PROVIDESchris perry profile

Chris provides expert knowledge in the following areas:

  •    Project and program management
  •    Solution development and implementation
  •    Procurement and contract management
  •    Organisation design and transformation
  •    Business strategy
  •    Risk Advisory Services in Canberra


  •    Led the stand up of a new business line providing apartment style housing for single members of the ADF. This involved negotiating the contract with defence, designing and implementing the business model and acquiring the first tranche of approximately 200 properties.
  •    Development of business cases and NPPs leading to the closure of obsolete facilities and hundreds of millions in funding for facility upgrades. 
  •    Led a team that helped accelerate the pace of the COVID19 vaccine rollout. This included transforming a contact centre into a full operations room and scoping enhancements to the logistics system.


  •    Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting, Management, Marketing, HR) - The Australian National University
  •    Diploma of Project Management - Bayley and Associates 
  •    Masters of Business Administration (MBA) - University of South Australia 
  •    Graduate Company Directors Course - Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)