Chris Morris oversees the planning, implementation, and monitoring of Asia Development Bank’s (ADB) overall engagement with civil society organizations (CSO). His responsibilities include managing NGOC’s work plan and leading NGOC’s external and internal relations and CSO cooperation initiatives.

Experience and accomplishments

Before joining NGOC, Chris was Senior Water Resources Specialist, responsible for processing and administration of water projects in the Philippines and Indonesia. He lead a multi-disciplined team processing ADB’s first Integrated Water Resources Management, MFF program combining large water infrastructure with innovative community implementation approaches. Mr. Morris, an active member of the Water COP and has presented papers on water resources at international conferences in Indonesia, Philippines, South Korea, and Sweden.

Experience Prior to ADB

Before joining ADB, Chris was a Vice President within the water division of the global engineering firm Black and Veatch and was responsible for delivering water supply, sanitation, and water resources infrastructure projects with public and private sector clients in Indonesia.

Nationality and Education

Chris, a British citizen, holds a MSc degree in irrigation engineering from the University of Southampton, UK and a BSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Birmingham, UK.

Chris MorrisHead of ADB’s NGO and Civil Society