Craig has over thirty-years business and HR experience in the Financial Services sector across the UK and the Middle East region. Craig is currently the Head of Talent and Learning for one of the local banks based in the UAE and recently co-led the highly successful Government Accelerator initiative in the office of the Prime Minister, delivering the challenging Emiratization initiative, which has been recognized at the highest levels. Prior to his current role, he held the position of Group Head of Talent for one of the largest banks in the MENA region, designing and delivering both strategic and operational talent solutions. Craig has been involved in the development of people in both a business and HR context all his working life and has lectured on Leadership and HR extensively, at leading UK universities and most recently the American University of Ras Al-Khaimah. He is an industry recognized Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and also sits as a Fellow of the Gulf Talent Advisory board, providing strategic advice and guidance to help develop the field of HR in the region.