Chris Ballance was elected to the Highland Council in 2022. Chris is Depute Leader of Inverness and Area and sits on the Audit and Scrutiny Committee, City of Inverness Area Committee, and the Pensions Committee.
Chris works part-time as a social researcher for a national charity and lives near Drumnadrochit. He was previously a charity manager and small business owner. He is married, with two boys at Glenurquhart High School. His wife is a traditional story-teller who works at Eden Court theatre.
Chris is experienced, having campaigned on green issues for many years. He was previously elected as a Green MSP from 2003-7. Chris says "We need two priorities in politics just now; to address the climate issue, and to do it in a way which supports people in poverty. Council priorities must change so we can live greener lifestyles, while making sure that the poor don't pay for the greed of the rich.