Chris Arnott

Chris Arnott is a natural leader in every sense. An environmental scientist with extensive networks and a proven ability to lead teams of high-performing problem solvers, he is recognised as one of Australia’s foremost authorities in the management of natural resources.

More than 17 years as an environmental consultant has taught Chris that the best solutions to many pressing issues don’t depend on money, conventional thinking or traditional methods. Chris was appointed Deputy Chair of the Victorian Catchment Management Council in 2013, and is former Chairman of Engineers Without Borders Australia. He has also been a guest lecturer at Harvard University and the University of Melbourne.

Before co-founding Aither, Chris successfully founded and managed a consulting business that focused on water resources. Prior to this, he held national management and environmental consultant roles.

Whether it’s achieving the most valuable outcome for a client or inspiring the best from the Aither team, Chris is an invaluable resource for business, government and the environment.


  • Bachelor of Science (Honours – Fluvial Geomorphology), The University of Melbourne
  • Fellow, Peter Cullen Trust
  • Fellow, Williamson Community Leadership Program

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