Hon Christopher Pyne

Hon Christopher Pyne

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Strategic advisor, public affairs consultant, former Federal minister

Christopher is chairman and principal of strategic advisory and public affairs consulting firms Pyne and Partners and GC Advisory with offices in Sydney, Canberra and Adelaide.

Christopher is chairman of Vision 2020, the Australia United Arab Emirates Business Council, the Advisory Board of munitions and weapons company, NIOA, the Australian Missile Corporation, member of the Orygen Policy Institute External Advisory committee, and the SA Governors Council of the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia.

He is an Industry Professor in the University of South Australia Business School. He is the author of two books - “A Letter to my Children”, published in 2015 by Melbourne University Press and “The Insider”, published in 2020 by Hachette Australia. Christopher has a weekly column in The Adelaide Advertiser called Pyne on Monday, hosts a podcast series through the Southern Cross Austereo owned Listnr service called Pyne Time and anchors Sky News programme Global Focus with Christopher Pyne.

Christopher was elected to Parliament in 1993 and served as the Member for Sturt for 26 years. During this time, he was in the Liberal Party Leadership Group for 10 years, Leader of the House of Representatives for six years, and served in Cabinet for six years.

Christopher was a Minister in the Howard, Abbott, Turnbull and Morrison Governments, holding the portfolios of Ageing, Education, Industry Innovation and Science, Defence Industry and Defence. Christopher Pyne served as the 54th Australian Defence Minister. He was responsible for delivering a $200 billion build-up of Australia’s military capability, the largest in Australia’s peacetime history. Christopher was one of the driving forces behind the establishment of the Australian Space Agency in 2018 and helped create headspace: the Youth Mental Health Initiative in 2006.

Christopher lives in Aldgate, South Australia and is married to Carolyn and is the father of Eleanor, Barnaby, Felix and Aurelia.