Craig was born and grew up in the Orkney Islands. He has been our Chief Executive since October 2015, having joined as Director of Operations in April 2014. He is passionate about helping people, providing great customer experiences and working to eliminate Child poverty in our society. These values are reflected within Craig’s career to date and his commitment to delivering quality affordable housing and services in Orkney.
After graduating with a BA Accounting degree, Craig worked in Scotland and North America in variety of senior and leadership roles in different sectors. These have included Director-level roles in Tourism and property development. He has also served as a Board member in NHS Orkney, Highlands & Islands Enterprise and as Inaugural Chair of a new Scottish Government Agency, Children’s Hearings Scotland.
In 2014, Craig set up a new Charity to tackle Child poverty and hardship in Orkney. He is currently the Chairman of Orkney Charitable Trust, which has raised and distributed over £100,000 in our community and delivers its flagship “Every Child Deserves a Christmas” programme.
Outwith work, Craig enjoys charitable work and spending time exploring outdoors and on Orkneys smaller islands with his young family. He is a member of the Institute of Directors and Director of Destination Orkney. Craig serves as Deputy Lieutenant of Orkney, and blindly persists in travelling Europe following the dream that the Scotland national football team might eventually qualify for a major finals.
“My perfect day would simply involve being out on my favourite beach in Sanday, Orkney on a calm, sunny day with my family and a picnic.”