Curriculum Vitae

Chris Milne
Chris is a leading Australian
evaluator with twenty-five years of
professional experience in the field.
Chris designs and directs high-level evaluation projects, and works with agencies to
strengthen their capacity for evaluation.
Since founding ARTD in 1989, Chris
has directed over 150 projects for
Commonwealth, state and territory
government agencies and
community organisations.
Building capacity for evaluation
Chris has wide-ranging experience
in the public and community
sectors. He works across policy
fields—particularly human
services, health, crime prevention,
road safety, education, and the
environment—drawing on his
qualifications in economics,
education and psychology.
Chris is a long-standing member of
the Australasian Evaluation Society.
He chaired the Ethics Committee
for four years, was recognised as an
inaugural Fellow in 2003, chaired
the Fellows Committee, served on
the Awards Committee, and was
program director of the
international conference in Sydney
in 2011.
Chris works with organisations at many levels.
Assisted NSW central agencies to develop evaluation capacity across the sector: Chris
designed and wrote the NSW Evaluation Toolkit (with Professor Patricia Rogers);
mapped capacity for evaluation across key agencies; scoped sector-wide evaluation
guidelines and conducted a meta-evaluation of Aboriginal-specific programs (NSW
Department of Premier and Cabinet; NSW Treasury, 2008–2013).
Provided support and mentoring in evaluation (Department of Immigration and Border
Protection; Office of Environment and Heritage, 2008- 2014).
Conducted workshops on evaluation and program logic (Australian Institute of
Criminology 2011; Department of Immigration and Citizenship; FaHCSIA; Office of
Environment and Heritage; Office of State Revenue; Community Services; Ageing,
Disability and Home Care; Ministry of Health, 2006-2014).
Advised major evaluation projects: Performance Based Research Fund (New Zealand
Tertiary Education Commission; Lifeline Australia; Office of Development
Effectiveness; AusAID, 2010-2014).
Evaluated organisation-wide strategy for evaluation capacity building (Department of
Immigration and Border Protection, 2014).
Leading evaluation projects
Chris oversees ARTD evaluation projects to ensure they meet client requirements, have a
sound evidence base, and present strategic conclusions. Recent projects include:
Settlement Grants Program: A national program to help new arrivals settle in Australia
(Department of Immigration and Citizenship, 2010).
CARAM-DFV: Pilot of a cross-agency approach to risk assessment for victims of
domestic and family violence (NSW Health, 2010).
Masters of Cognitive Science,
University of NSW (1989)
NSW Energy Efficiency Strategy: Strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the
impact of rising energy prices (NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, 2011–13).
Graduate Diploma in Adult
Education, Sydney CAE (1986)
Youth Partnership with Pacific Communities: A complex whole-of-government initiative
with 8 lead agencies and 15 separate projects (NSW Community Services, 2005–07).
Bachelor of Arts (Hons Econ)
University of Sydney (1971)
Reconnect: Early intervention into youth homelessness (Department of Family and
Community Services, 2001-2005).
Designing frameworks and strategies for evaluation and reporting
Fellow, Australasian Evaluation
Chris uses program logic, results-based accountability and stakeholder analysis to work
with clients to develop strategies, frameworks and KPIs.
Member, American Evaluation
National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health: Design of the evaluation
framework and strategy for this $953m COAG investment (Australian National
Preventive Health Agency, 2012).
Design of the first State of the Sector Report (NSW Public Service Commission, 2012).
Helping Children with Autism Package: Comprehensive evaluation strategy for this
major initiative to support families with children with autism (Commonwealth
Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, 2009).
Lifeline: Evaluation and research strategy for Lifeline’s national telephone crisis
support and suicide prevention service (Lifeline, 2009).
Performance Indicators: Streamlining indicators for road authorities in Australia and
New Zealand using Delphi method (Austroads, 2004); outcome indicators for the NSW
Disability Strategy (Department of Family and Community Services, 2013); design for
the NSW Population Ageing Report Card (Department of Family and Community
Services, 2014).
Member, European Evaluation
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