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 Metropolitan Housing – Executive Director – People (Interim)     

  • Major UK Housing business, owning 40,000 homes and building c1,000 new homes per year

  • Social care and support provider, owning c150 care homes

  • 1,500 employees, £200M turnover, profit margins nearly 40%

  • Team of 30 HR people, strategic and operational, significant change projects

 

Commercial Services (Kent) Ltd – Non Executive Director       

  • £380M conglomerate, employing c800 people

  • Businesses include educational supplies, care, recruitment, energy procurement, landscaping, facilities management, waste management and vehicle services

  • Chair Remco and member of Audit Committee

 

HM Courts & Tribunals Service – HR Director (Interim)    

  • Executive agency of the Ministry of Justice, employing circa 18,000 people in over 500 establishments

  • Leading an HR team of 75 based throughout England & Wales

  • Leading a workforce transformation project to streamline and modernise the UK’s justice system

 

Acorn Care & Education – Group HR Director (Interim)             

  • PE owned provider of education, fostering and residential care homes for disadvantaged children

  •  £120M turnover, employing around 1,000 teachers, social workers and support staff

  • Hired to lead a review of the HR team, run key projects and hire a new permanent HR 

    Natalie-Jane Macdonald

     

     

    Natalie-Jane Macdonald
    CEO, Acorn Care and Education

    I recruited Craig, who has an extensive background in HR and prior to that in consultancy, with a focus on telecoms and digital businesses here and in Europe. Craig was an excellent recruit. He is calm, understated and gets things done. He has sound commercial sense so is a strong member of an executive team, playing both his functional and business leadership roles. He is fair, thoughtful and has a GSOH. He's no pushover and in a business wanting to drive change and develop performance through developing its people and raising the bar on what good looks like, then Craig can make this happen. His understated nature means that complicated and challenging issues can be resolved without confrontation. And he's a nice guy too

 

The Crown Estate - Head of HR (Interim)

  •  £10B property portfolio including London West End, UK regional, rural, seabed and coastal assets

  •  £400M turnover & 450 people – main businesses are real estate, wind/wave farms and agricultural

  •  Hired to lead a year-long comprehensive review of HR structure, strategy & operating model

  •  Leading the people and culture initiatives associated with the CEOs new 10 year strategy

  • Running a busy HR team to deliver core HR services in tandem with restructuring the team

 

Jersey Telecom - Group HR Director (Interim)

  • Hired to support the new CEO in driving major business transformation and growth

  • Coached and developed the Executive Team

  • Negotiated a new industrial relations agenda with established Trade Union

 Client testimonial:

Graeme Millar

Graeme Millar

Chief Executive Officer at JT (Jersey Telecom)

Craig joined JT at a time of great change and uncertainty in the company. Within days his professional, mature and measured approach had brought a sense of calmness and direction to the HR team. Over the following months this spread throughout the company. In just 4 months he achieved more than had been achieved in the previous several years. I wholeheartedly recommend him and I hope that we will have the chance to work together again

 

2ergo PLC - Group HR Director (Interim)

  • Hired to support the Group MDs business change agenda for this high growth mobile phone apps business

  • Acted as coach to the MD and Executive Team

  • Facilitated leadership team building off sites

 Client testimonial:

Chris Brassington

Chris Brassington

Group MD at 2ergo PLC

Craig is a sensitive yet commercial Group HR Director who can provide leadership coaching, help align the team to a business plan and culture to deliver great results in a short space of time. 

I look forward to working with him again soon and have no reservation in recommending him