Date of initial election to the BoD of KMG: Resolution of the Management Board of “Sovereign Wealth Fund “Samruk-Kazyna” JSC dated 17.04.2014. Minutes No. 12/14.
Date of current election to the BoD of KMG: Resolution of the Management Board of “Sovereign Wealth Fund “Samruk-Kazyna” JSC dated 17.08.2020, Minutes No. 30/20.
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
In addition to being the Chairman of the Company, he is also the Audit Chair of the UK’s Submarine Delivery Agency and a non-executive member of the Royal Navy’s National Shipbuilding Strategy Client Board. He is a trustee of the Guild of Freemen of the City of London Charity.
In the past, Chris Walton held the positions of the Chairman of coal-miner Asia Resource Minerals Plc; ship operator Goldenport Holdings; and Lothian Buses Plc. He held the post of Senior Independent Director and Audit Chair of oil exploration company Rockhopper Exploration Plc; Audit Chair of Kazakhstan Temir Zholy JSC; and Non-Executive Member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, UK. From 2002 until 2005 he was a Member of the Regional Economic Advisory Council of the Bank of England (SE England & Anglia).
He held the post of Finance Director & CFO of easyJet Plc, where he successfully led the IPO of the Company. Chis Walton held senior financial and commercial posts in the major Australian airline Qantas, Air New Zealand, Australia Post and Australian Airlines. Mr. Walton also served in the Australian Army Reserve.
Chris Walton is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
Joint appointment and membership in the Board of Directors:
Charity Directorship – The Guild of Freemen of the City of London – director.
Government bodies & other positions which are not “company directorships”:
Guild of Freemen of the City of London's Charity – Trustee
Naval Shipbuilding Strategy Client Board - independent member
Ownership of corporate stocks, or stock of suppliers, or competitors of the Company: no.