Based in southern France (midway between the two French A Rocha centres) Chris works part-time helping to coordinate our joint Science and Conservation projects in the Mediterranean region. These currently involve A Rocha France, A Rocha Lebanon and A Rocha Portugal, but other potential projects exist. He has a BSc and Ph.D. in geology and has worked as a consultant exploration geologist for oil companies and as a university and college lecturer. Chris has however always been very much involved in environmental issues. He spent a total of eight years in Lebanon (1980–84, 1994–96) and during the second period was in part responsible for founding A Rocha Lebanon. In such spare time as he has, he likes to write both fiction and popular theology and has written a number of books with J. John including The Life: a portrait of Jesus.