Craig Wilson

Executive Advisor

Craig has more than 25 years of professional and leadership experience.  He has worked as a CEO, director, program manager, senior executive, diplomat, thought-leader and advisor.  This has taken place across a large range of sectors, often with a strong economic and financial policy focus. Craig has a highly international outlook, having lived and worked for the majority of his professional career outside of his home country of Australia.

Craig joined the CIE in March 2017. For three years to January 2017 he worked in the Queensland Government’s Department of the Premier and Cabinet where he led the Queensland Government’s Economic Policy Group of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. In this role Craig helped steer economic policy-making across the Queensland Government. Craig for three years was the lead Queensland Government official on the Northern Australia agenda.

Craig has worked in 30 countries on a broad range of economic policy, strategy and economic development issues across government, industry, multilateral and NGOs.  He has worked across numerous sectors, but primarily finance, energy, resources and infrastructure.  Craig has recently been working as a strategic advisor to the Aga Khan Development Network in the Middle East.

Craig’s early career was in banking and later diplomacy.  Before his current role he worked as an advisor to an Australian mining company developing a major new copper-gold project in Indonesia.  From 2007 to 2011 he was the CEO of a not-for-profit public company in Australia which had offices and staff in several countries and catalysed a number of major regional economic development initiatives across Asia and the Pacific.  Craig worked at the World Bank and International Finance Corporation and other international agencies from 2000 to 2007 and served as a diplomat in the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in the 1990s. Craig has co-authored two books which examine the role of business investment in driving economic growth.

Craig can be contacted at our Brisbane office.