Craig is a coastal and marine manager with a deep passion Australia’s coasts and seas. Craig grew up diving, boating and spearfishing with his brothers on Sydney’s northern beaches. In his day job, based in Sydney, Craig worked for over 20 years leading and supporting coastal and marine research, conservation and community-based restoration projects across southern Australia. He also served on many fisheries advisory committees, developed a national sustainable seafood guide and marine project guide for conservation practitioners.
Craig then relocated for over 10 years to the shores of Moreton Bay, in south east Queensland, taking up a role as a national marine conservation advocate. He then took a different path, relocating to Jordan, in the middle east, advising the government on coastal and marine management, and also to Fiji, where he passed an exciting six years delivering coastal projects and eventually managing 15 country, 22 project climate adaptation programme for the German Development Agency (GIZ).
As our Marine Coordinator for South East Queensland, Craig is responsible for overseeing the rebuilding of shellfish reefs in the Noosa River estuary, and grounding new, innovative restoration projects across South East Queensland, as opportunities arise.
Craig is part of the team that's delivering on a bold commitment to rebuild 60 reefs over 6 years across Australia: An initiative to bring shellfish reef ecosystems back from the brink of extinction.
Craig has a Master of Environmental Science from the University of Technology, Sydney. He commenced working at TNC in 2020, and works from his home office in Noosa.
Places We Protect
Restoring Noosa River’s Oyster ecosystems
Noosa has a reputation as one of Australia’s most desirable destinations. It is known for its beautiful beaches and bays, but not for its once abundant oyster ecosystems. But we're bringing them back.