Craig joined Firstgas Group in 2018 as General Manager, Health, Safety, Environment and Quality and brings to the role 30 years’ experience managing safety in high-hazard industries.
Prior to this, Craig worked at Advisian, the management and technical consulting firm, where he was the Global Lead for their safety consulting practice. In this role, he specialised in providing safety leadership advice, working with organisations in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.
Craig is a strong advocate of challenging conventional safety thinking and is known for bringing a pragmatic approach to translate HSEQ management theory into workable solutions. He has written safety cases and managed safety for some of the world’s most hazardous operations, from nuclear submarines and highly radioactive waste, to high-pressure gas pipelines and oil rigs. He also founded and is Chair of the New Zealand Community of Safety Innovation.
In 2008, Craig and his family moved to New Zealand from the UK and lives in Taranaki with his wife, Karina, and their three children.