Craig is a shareholder and Director of Westco Lumber Limited which has a sawmill near Hokitika on the West Coast and a processing and distribution operation in Wainoni, Christchurch. He is the fifth generation of his family involved in the sawmilling industry.
Westco Lumber is an appearance grade timber operation cutting predominantly pruned logs and selling to customers in New Zealand, Australia, United States, Europe and Asia.
Craig trained as an accountant and joined Westco 28 years ago as the Company Accountant. During this time his work experience has covered all operations in the company. Craig takes leadership roles in Health & Safety, sales and planning and is responsible for the financial, information and compliance systems of the company. He leads the leadership team on a number of issues including the focus on developing our Health and Safety culture. Three years ago, Craig became a shareholder and is progressively transitioning to leading the Company.
With almost 30 years in the industry and a detailed working knowledge from logs through processing to customers together with the required understanding of compliance issues we face, Craig is well placed to contribute on industry wide matters.