Chris Morton has over 40 years combined experience in the funds management, legal and property industries.
He is the Co-founder and Chairman of the investment platform InvestmentMarkets, a digital platform which connects investment product issuers with self-directed investors.
Prior to the establishment of InvestmentMarkets, Chris was the joint managing director and the major shareholder in the ASX listed Trinity Limited. His role with Trinity centred around the stabilisation and restructure of the Group at both corporate and property levels.
For 10 years to October, 2007, Chris was the managing director of Property Funds Australia Limited (“PFA”), a pioneering property fund managers located in Queensland (which he co-founded). PFA grew into a $750M funds management business and was sold to Mirvac in 2007.
He also headed up the property division of legal firm Phillips Fox (now DLA Piper) in Brisbane where he was a partner for almost a decade. During his time as a property development lawyer he was considerably involved in the 1980’s and 1990’s property cycle and some of the significant property projects of that time including the Myer Centre, Waterfront Place and the Oasis on Broadbeach Shopping Centre.
Chris is the Chairman of the Prince Charles Hospital Foundation which funds and conducts world class medical research. He has been a Past President of the Property Council of Australia (Qld Division) and the Australian Direct Property Investment Association, a Member of the Queensland Heritage Council (Queensland government’s governing heritage body), Past Chairman of Life Education Queensland (the primary supplier of drug education services to schools within Australia), a past Member of the Lord Mayor’s Business Advisory Round Table, the Brisbane City Council’s Urban Renewal Task Force and was also previously a member of the Board of Trustees of Brisbane Grammar School for 17 years .
Chris is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Real Estate Institute of Queensland. He holds degrees in Commerce and Law from the University of Queensland and a Master of Laws from the University of Cambridge in the UK.