Christopher P. Liddell has held senior roles in politics, the private sector, and philanthropy. He was White House Deputy Chief of Staff during the Trump Administration, and has been involved in three presidential transition cycles, including the White House operational head of the transition to the Biden Administration, where he played a key role. In the private sector, he has been Chief Financial Officer of several major companies, including Microsoft and General Motors. Liddell graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering from Auckland University and a Master of Philosophy from the University of Oxford.


Deputy Chief of Staff, White House
Director of Strategic Initiatives, White House
Director of the American Technology Council, White House
United States Nominee for Secretary General, OECD


Chief Financial Officer, Microsoft Corporation
Vice Chairman, General Motors
Chief Financial Officer, International Paper
Chief Financial Officer, WME-IMG
Chief Executive Officer, Carter Holt Harvey
Chairman, Xero Corporation (NZ)
Managing Director, CS First Boston (NZ)


Founding Chairman, Next Foundation
Director, New Zealand Rugby Union


Bachelor of Engineering, Auckland University
Master of Philosophy, Oxford University
Co-Author, Romney Readiness Project
Companion of New Zealand Order of Merit

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