Craig is an acknowledged expert in financial and performance reporting. He is an experienced non-profit director and chair.
Until recently (2019) he was chair of the RSM New Zealand group and one of their six audit partners. He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant with thirty years of public practice accountancy experience. Specialising in audit he has strong critical analysis, risk awareness, and investigation skills.
His work across government, commercial, and non-profit sectors has seen him provide external audit, assurance, risk management and governance advice across a diverse range of organisations. He also has experience with high growth organisations and pragmatically assisting clients through the challenges of change and restructures.
Craig has had over twenty years involvement in professional standard setting for audit, assurance, ethics and accounting standards both in New Zealand and internationally. For nine years he chaired one of the two professional standard setting boards of the then Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand. He was subsequently appointed to the External Reporting Board’s New Zealand Audit and Assurance Board on its establishment by the Government in 2011 until stepping off that in 2020. He currently chairs the XRB’s External Reporting Advisory Panel.
Craig has a strong interest in organisational success and good practice and was awarded his Fellowship for services to the profession over twenty years in writing, education, and standard setting. He is a regular presenter to a variety of audiences with topics including accounting, audit, risk, fraud prevention, governance etc.
He has a particular interest in impact measurement, organisational sustainability, integrated reporting and growing importance of climate change risk.
Craig holds a number of governance roles including chair of the Fred Hollows Foundation New Zealand, a trustee of Sustainable Coastlines Charitable Trust, an independent Councillor of Auckland District Law Society, independent chairman of Ngati Whatua Orakei’s Risk Assurance and Audit Committee, as well as a variety of other advisory roles.
He is a chartered member of the Institute of Directors.