Christopher Paris born in Floriana aged 68, married to Rose nee Camilleri, they have a daughter and two sons. Educated at the Floriana primary school, Naxxar Technical School for his secondary education and at Bath University UK for his tertiary education. He holds a Masters’ of Science degree in Construction Management.
Chris Paris involvement in construction dates back by some forty years, he started as a draughtsperson with MaltConsult international and promoted to Architectural Design leader, engaged on a number of foreign prestigious projects. Since then he was engaged with other international architectural establishments including Richard England and Partners Ltd. His involvement in the local scene varies from concept design work to site management, particularly in the hospitality industry on various hotel projects.
In 2001 he joined VISET plc, as the manager responsible engaged for the development of the cruise port and assigned to organise the port operations management team. He succeeded the first GM after his resignation from the post and remained heading the organisation for a number of years. It is recognised that this opportunity not only fulfilled his youth aspirations but also contributed towards the successful building of a healthy cruise industry for Malta.
In 2009 he joined the Grand Harbour Rehabilitation Corporation as the CEO of this Government owned entity. GHRC is engaged on the rehabilitation and development of a number of prestigious projects related to the rehabilitation of Valletta and its immediate environment. One of the projects entrusted to GHRC was the construction and development of the Parliament building deigned by Renzo Piano, this also incorporated a number of satellite sites being the City Gate and the associated ditch works, and reconstruction of the Barrakka Lift. Under the GHRC list of projects there was the successful completion of restoration and rehabilitation of the former St Elmo into a Malta’s Military History Museum and the Dock One Waterfront project at Cottonera. He served for 4 years as Deputy Chairman of Malta Industrial Parks besides attending to the board duties he served as the chairperson of the Tenders Adjudication committee for MIP and ME.
Since January 2015 he has reengaged with the private sector; since then he was nominated to sit as a board member of AX Group of companies and AXRE.