Chris Chok designs and leads strategic communications, engagement and consultation, and media relations programs for some of British Columbia’s highest-profile policy, planning and infrastructure initiatives. These include projects with a partnership of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations and Canada Lands Company, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, Transportation Investment Corporation, TransLink, the University of British Columbia, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, BC Housing, BC Hydro and others.
Chris has 18 years of experience across a variety of sectors, including policy, transportation and trade, mining, energy, urban development, and arts and culture. He skillfully develops and manages the execution of communications and engagement programs to meet a wide range of desired project outcomes and budgets, and—in the case of engagement programs—to ensure that key stakeholders and the public have a variety of meaningful opportunities to provide input. As a trusted advisor to many executives, project directors and communications managers, Chris’s strategic advice, problem solving and issues management skills go beyond communications to provide value-added support in other project areas.
Chris’s analytical skills make him an outstanding asset in translating complex information into compelling, effective communications materials, allowing the public and stakeholders to learn more and provide valuable feedback. He brings his digital communications expertise to managing the implementation of a variety of online consultation tools and is central to Kirk & Co.’s leadership on best practice consultation and engagement.
Chris is a seasoned facilitator whose skills are invaluable in helping project teams navigate interactions with the public and stakeholders.
Chris lives in Vancouver and has a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from the University of British Columbia.