Born in Christchurch in 1949, attended Shirley Boys’ High School and graduated from University of Canterbury with a B.E. (Electronics) in 1971. Began lifelong passions in sailing, skiing and life-on-Planet-Earth.
Periods totaling over twenty years overseas focused on non-military flight control avionics work for Boeing USA, Bombardier Canada and GEC-Marconi UK (the highlight, with Safety & Reliability the key) as Hardware Project Manager leading a 70-Engineer team on the B777 Fly-by-Wire program.
In Aotearoa New Zealand, industrial electronics product development work included acoustics, robot ultrasound vision (AS a University of Canterbury Research Fellow), agriculture Radio Frequency Identification, and Farm Automation.
Retired in 2018 while building a 20 metre sailing catamaran of radical design – and to act on Abrupt Climate Change. Chrys Alice identifies as Nonbinary and has four children.