Craig is a chief financial officer and chartered accountant with over 20 years of experience in managing finances for companies of all sizes, including time as a start-up entrepreneur. He lead these businesses in strategy development, financial performance, and business growth. Craig’s experience covers a number of industries including IT, FMCG retail, construction, services and manufacturing. Over ten years’ experience serving as board member with various listed and unlisted organisations.
He has managed strategy development for businesses through to execution. Has extensive experience in turn-around and restructuring businesses, experiencing negative financial results. In-depth knowledge and understanding of current strategic business operations best practices with focus on business set-up, start-up, execution, and management. Craig is foremost a problem solver, finding the best possible solutions, by applying his knowledge gained from years of experience in resolving the issues and concerns which businesses face. He has the technical skills to understand the business and the systemic skills to examine a business holistically and know where to invest time.
Craig is an excellent communicator who builds relationships with both internal and external stakeholders, and is able to identify their needs and goals, resulting in successful conversations. He also values the diversity of thought and perspectives brought by working in a team setting.
Craig’s key capabilities are:-
Strategy design & implementation
Restructuring & reengineering businesses
Sustainable, significant and rapid growth management
IT management and implementation
Change and risk management
Corporate finance – mergers and acquisitions
Structuring leadership through effective corporate governance
Raising debt and equity capital
Cross functional team leadership