Chris Kimball
Alumni Excellence Health Finalist

Bachelor of Applied Science (Sports Media and Management), 2001

Chris Kimball is the CEO of the Snowy Hydro SouthCare rescue helicopter service and a cancer support advocate. Chris was formerly the face of ABC current affairs in Canberra, presenting 7:30 ACT and producing acclaimed special programs on mental health and homelessness as well his own confronting story of diagnosis and treatment for an advanced and aggressive blood cancer.

Chris is a passionate advocate for cancer support services. He has played a prominent role in successful fundraising initiatives, particularly for the Leukaemia Foundation, and is an ambassador for Lifecycle, which raises funds for a purpose-built facility in Canberra for patients from the region undergoing treatment for blood cancers such as leukaemia and lymphoma.

In early 2015, Chris was appointed as CEO of Snowy Hydro SouthCare, the region's aero-medical rescue helicopter service, which has been operating since 1998 and has completed more than 6200 life-saving missions from primary responses in emergency situations to patient transfers and search and rescues.


Media and Communications