Governance Bio
Craig Richardson
Appoint Professional

Craig Richardson

13 Years
Paid Roles Only

Interested In:


Private company
Listed company
Government Sector Org


Advisor / Advisory Board
Board Member
“I have 25 years experience as non-executive director (listed, private and government), CEO and CFO of global software, telecommunications, FMCG and manufacturing companies. I specialise in leadership and governance of early stage and growth companies with international operations or aspirations.”
Governance Roles

Non Executive Director

New Zealand Institute of Materials to Minerals Research (NZIMMR)

January 2018 - Present (11 months)

NZIMMR is a leader in next generation materials research and development.

Executive Director and Co-Founder


November 2017 - Present (1 years)

A new generation residential rental property management platform and business model

Managing Director


December 2016 - Present (2 years)

CXO is full service virtual CFO firm specialising in new economy and high value manufacturing companies.


Simplicity KiwiSaver

August 2016 - Present (2 years)

Simplicity is a new kind of KiwiSaver plan that aims to charge the lowest fees by removing expenses, commissions, overheads and profits. Profits are donated to initiatives that help improve financial literacy and community wellbeing. Simplicity has over 9,000 members and $300M under management.

Non-Executive Director

New Zealand Defence Force

July 2015 - March 2016 (8 months)

A Governance Board established by the Chief of Defence consisting of the Chief, heads of Army, Airforce, Navy and Services, Secretary of Defence and three independent civilian members to advise on strategy, combat and security capability programs.



July 2014 - August 2017 (3 years)

Software that prevents crime through information, intelligence and collaboration.


Snowball Effect

June 2014 - December 2016 (2 years)

Snowball Effect is New Zealand's leading private equity investment marketplace launching the country’s first equity crowdfunding offer in August 2014

Non-Executive Director

Callaghan Innovation

June 2013 - September 2015 (2 years)

Callaghan Innovation is a Crown Agency of New Zealand tasked with making New Zealand business more innovative and manages research and development grant programs of NZD$140 million per annum.

Executive Director

Wynyard Group

January 2012 - January 2017 (5 years)

Advanced cyber security, criminal intelligence and counter terrorism security software and services for national security agencies and major corporations. Operations in United States, Canada, Europe, Middle East and Australasia.

Non-Executive Director

Enable Networks

June 2010 - June 2012 (2 years)

Enable secured the broadband fibre network contract for 180,000 homes in Christchurch New Zealand and has become one of the city’s most important infrastructure assets.

Executive Director

Jade Software Corporation

March 2009 - June 2013 (4 years)

Enterprise software company specialising in complex logistics and investigations case management applications. Operations in New Zealand, Australia, United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Middle East.

Non-Executive Director

Motor Neurone Disease Association NZ

January 2009 - January 2010 (1 years)

A charity that does all it can to make sure people living with motor neurone disease receive the very best support and care available.

President (Chairman)

CPA Australia

January 2009 - January 2010 (1 years)

Elected by members as President of CPA Australia for the New Zealand chapter of one of the world’s largest professional accounting organisations. One year term of appointment

Executive Director

Coca-Cola Holdings New Zealand

May 2006 - March 2009 (2 years)

Coca-Cola Amatil is one of the largest bottlers of non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages in the Asia-Pacific region and one of the world's five major Coca-Cola bottlers.

Non-Executive Director

BlueScope Steel Nouvelle-Calédonie

January 2005 - March 2006 (1 years)

New Caledonia’s major supplier of steel and roll formed building materials part-owned by BlueScope Steel and local interests.

Non-Executive Director

McDonalds Lime

January 2005 - March 2006 (1 years)

Quarry and manufacture of high quality burnt and hydrated lime products which are supplied to domestic and export customers across the South Pacific.

Non-Executive Director

BlueScope Steel Fiji

January 2005 - March 2006 (1 years)

Fiji's supplier of steel and roll formed building materials.

Executive Director

New Zealand Steel Limited (Blue Scope Steel)

April 2004 - May 2006 (2 years)

New Zealand Steel is a leading manufacturer of quality steel supplying all major markets including construction, manufacturing, infrastructure, packaging and agriculture.

Executive Roles

January 1993 - Present (25 years)


Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Executive Development Program, Entrepreneurship

2010 - 2010

Deakin University

MBA, Master of Business Administration

2001 - 2003

CPA Australia

Fellow, Accounting

1993 - 1995

University of Tasmania

Bachelor of Commerce , Business

1990 - 1992