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 24yrs executive and 12yrs of directorship experience across both private and public sectors in the tech, consumer goods and manufacturing industries, from start-ups to mature businesses in the APAC, Americas and EMEA. I'm interested in helping NZ businesses and management teams succeed domestically and internationally by sharing those experiences.”
Governance Roles



December 2016 - Present (8 months)

Stratagem develop market domination strategies for technology-based companies. They help clients determine where, how and when to compete so they are combat-ready to battle for pole position in their chosen market. Stratagem clients are investors, entrepreneurs and enterprise leaders in both emerging and established markets.


Simplicity KiwiSaver

August 2016 - Present (1 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.



July 2014 - Present (3 years)

Software that prevents crime through information, intelligence and collaboration.

Board Member

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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

Board Member

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.


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.


BlueScope Steel Fiji

January 2005 - March 2006 (1 years)

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


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.


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.


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 (24 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