Chris Simmons

Region: Australia / New Zealand


Auckland, New Zealand

CFF since 2008

YPO Audiences

  • YPO Members
  • YPO Gold Members
  • Spouses/Partners
  • Young Adult/YNG

Minimum daily rate USD$2,950

Maximum daily rate USD$2,950

Daily rate comment or clarification Charge a single daily rate - will charge a half-day rate of USD1,750 if a four-hour workshop is run concurrently with a full-day program.

Average rating 8.80

Chris has worked with business leaders for the last 25 years with a focus on business strategy, human resource management and organizational culture change.

After a decade in the corporate world working as an internal catalyst on significant organizational restructuring, Chris established Benchmark Communication Ltd. in 1993, helping numerous companies make significant improvements in their business practices.

Chris is an accomplished facilitator of business groups and is in demand for creating tailored programs that meet specific client needs. He is currently working with 9 Spokes International as director of strategy and culture, helping steer the business through rapid global growth.

Chris started his journey as a forum facilitator for YEO in 2001. He held the leadership role of global forum chairman within EO during 2005-2007, instigating significant shifts in forum leadership and forum training. In 2007, Chris was awarded the top honor for EO – Volunteer of the Year.

Chris became a YPO certified forum facilitator in 2008 and brings his unique touch to custom programs used by YPO, YPO Gold and YNG groups. Chris is certified by YPO to deliver all forum programs including Transformational ForumTM Retreats.

Chris supports the new online platform -


  • Marketing
  • Business culture
  • Organizational strategy
  • Retreats

Qualifications and Certifications

  • Bachelor of Management Studies - University of Waikato, NZ

Languages Spoken

  • English

Travel Preferences/Availability Global travel from New Zealand. Preference is business class over 10 hours - will work to put together several workshops and pro-rate the travel cost across all clients

Airport Code AKL

Number of forum programs 10 programs since August 2017

To schedule a discussion please call +64 21665887 or email

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Chris Simmons
Auckland, New Zealand