Date of initial election to the BoD of KMG: Decision of the Management Board of “Sovereign Wealth Fund “Samruk-Kazyna” JSC dated April 17, 2014. Minutes No.12/14
Date of current election to the BoD of KMG: resolution of Management Board of JSC SWF “Samruk-Kazyna” of 20.06.14, Minutes №28/14.
Date of birth: 19.06.1957
Education: Bachelor of Arts (Political Science), University of Western Australia
Master in Business Administration (МВА), Finance, University of Western Australia
Chris Walton is a Company Chairman and Non-Executive Director. He was the Chairman two London listed companies: Asia Resource Minerals Plc, a coal miner, and Goldenport Holdings, a shipping company. He was also the Audit Chair of the Kazakhstan State Railways, Kazakhstan Temir Zholy, the world’s 19th largest railway system.
He has recently stepped down as Chairman of Lothian Buses Plc, operator of Edinburgh’s bus network, and as the Senior Independent Director and Audit Chair of Rockhopper Exploration Plc, a London listed oil exploration company,
Pro-bono, he was a Non-Executive member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport, which was responsible for the 2012 London Olympic Games. He is currently a Non-Executive Director and Audit Chair of the UK Institute of Directors. He is a Fellow of the IoD and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. He was a member of the Bank of England’s Regional Economic Advisory Panel (SE England & Anglia) from 2002 to 2005.
As Finance Director of EasyJet Plc, he successfully directed its IPO. He has held senior finance and commercial posts at Qantas, Air New Zealand, Australia Post and Australian Airlines. He has also worked for BP Australia, the Australian Senate and Hamersley Iron.
He served for almost a decade in the Australian Army Reserve, principally in the 1st Commando Regiment, and has private pilot’s licences in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.
Joint appointment and membership in the Board of Directors: Nil
Ownership of corporate stocks, or stocks of suppliers, or competitors of the Company: no.