Collaboration is a key word for Craig, who says working with his team and clients on positive outcomes is what fuels his passion. “That is what drives me as a leader – being inclusive and genuinely interested in clients and teams,” he says. As the Global Leader of Transaction Services, Craig has extensive experience within the financial services, real estate and infrastructure sectors. He thrives on overcoming challenges on a day-to-day level and being proactive for clients. “We do things at ‘deal pace’, as there is no point in being late to the party,” he says.
In more than 30 years with KPMG, Craig has held some exciting positions, with international experience working in Hong Kong and London. He has managed transactions in South Africa, Asia, US and Europe. “Our team is seen as being a best of breed deal advisory transaction services house. A point we are very proud of and strive to maintain. We have excellent, deep recurring relationships,” he says. “We work with the other Deal Advisory teams including Tax to bring a whole-of-family approach to clients.”
In stark contrast to the business world, Craig is part-owner of a cattle farm and loves to hit the beach with the wife and kids. “I have a relatively young family – I believe in working hard, and also in work-life balance,” he says.