Kris has been involved in the rafting industry from an early age with his family running a company in NZ. He moved to Australia in 1999 to become a river guide in FNQ and worked as a commercial guide for 14 years.
With his first competitive raft race was at the 2007 Australian championship, Kris has since Represented Australia at the 2009, 2013, 2015, 2017 WRC events and a China R2 event in 2009. Kris became further involved with the ARF in 2013 when elected President, but stepped aside at the end of 2015 to concentrate on racing and family life.
Kris considers himself very fortunate to meet and become friends with lots of amazing people from all around the world thanks to rafting.
WRC 2019 Organising Committee Director
Past President and current member of the ARF Sports and Competition Committee, Graham has close to 30 years of rafting experience and has has represented Australia numerous times between 1993 and 2013. Taking particular pride in having been part of Australia’s World Title winning team of 2001. More recently Graham has been Judge, Jury Member, and Head Judge at various IRF competitions internationally as well as a key part of the IRF’s Guide Training & Education (GTE) System in Australia.