Craig is a leader that relishes problem-solving and bridging differences. His work is dedicated to helping people and communities resolve issues, and achieve economic benefit, while maintaining and valuing what is socially and culturally important. He has extensive experience working with indigenous communities in Australia and across the Pacific. Much of his professional life has been spent working with rural landholders in their dealings with the resources sector.
Craig is the principal of ‘RREDD’ – a majority Indigenous-owned-and-managed company that helps communities to share the benefit of appropriate development. He has worked in the public sector, the resources sector and for NGOs, and has a deep understanding of the frameworks in which representation and advocacy need to take place in order to be effective. At the same time, he is highly adept at translating complex regulatory or industry-specific language into terms that are clear and easily understood.
Craig has a highly successful track record of seeking mutually beneficial outcomes between institutions (companies and governments) and rural communities (rural, indigenous and Pacific communities). He specialises in using a form of collaborative problem-solving rather than adversarial bargaining.
Craig holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in environmental science, as well as an Executive MBA. He is qualified in dispute resolution, under Australia’s National Mediator Accreditation Service, and in Papua New Guinea in the national and supreme court.