Craig has over 20 years’ experience as an Accountant becoming Chartered in 2003.
Starting at out at PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”) in Palmerston North. Craig cut his teeth working with small to medium size businesses in the Manawatu including a number of farmers.
In 2002 shortly after the Palmerston North firm of PwC split away from the international firm Craig moved to the Auckland office of PwC continuing to work in Business Advisory. Craig soon realised that the much larger international clients he was dealing with didn’t suit his personality and he missed the opportunity to be involved more in his client’s businesses.
In late 2005, Craig was seconded to Elders New Zealand to assist with the sale of 50% of the business to Elders Australia. Here he met the then owners of Elders New Zealand, Eric Spencer and Stuart Chapman who soon offered Craig a job as the Financial Controller of their private investment company, Sredle New Zealand. It was here that Craig’s interest and skills in the dairy industry started to develop.
Over time Craig became involved in the oversight management of Sredle’s 550ha dairy farm in Northland as well its representative on the Board Chilterra S.A., a 4,000ha dairy farming company based in the south of Chile.
In early 2013, Craig and Sredle came to an agreement whereby Craig formed his own business advisory and chartered accountant practice but continued to provide contract CFO and accounting services to Sredle and its subsidiaries, and hence Agribiz Consulting was born.. The relationship with Sredle continues today.