CHRIS JONES is Partner of IO. He has over 18 years of international experience on major projects throughout the Middle East, Asia, the UK, and the US. He has lived and worked in New York, London, Istanbul, Edinburgh, and is currently based in Dubai. Chris has extensive experience of the design, delivery, and management of projects across all stages. These include mixed-use developments, master planning, residential, retail, commercial, education, and civic projects. He has worked with a wide variety of clients including international developers, private clients, government bodies, and universities and college trusts. His current role is principal client liaison across all projects in the Middle East. He works closely with design leadership teams to establish project direction and interfaces with clients and other consultants to ensure that project proceeds in accordance with clients’ goals. Presently in the region, he has been managing the design and delivery of landmark mixed use projects with Al Barari, Emaar, Meraas, Mirage, Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana, and TECOM to name a few.