Chris Harford is the General Counsel of PwC China/Hong Kong. He was in private practice in Australia prior to joining Price Waterhouse (later PwC) in Sydney in 1997. In 2003, he took up the role of General Counsel in PwC China/Hong Kong. At that time Chris was the only in-house lawyer PwC had present in any Asian territory, and since then has built the legal function across China and Hong Kong, and has been involved in developing PwC’s legal function across all territories in Asia. While originally a litigator, in his 16 years with PwC, Chris' responsibilities have broadened to cover many areas of legal practice and firm governance.