Beca is delighted to announce Craig Price’s appointment to Chief Technical Officer (CTO). Effective from 1 September, Craig will step-up to be Beca’s most senior practice professional and will lead the company’s technical capability globally.
Greg Lowe, Beca Group CEO, says “Craig’s wealth of governance and professional practice experience positions him well to lead as CTO, both from practice development leadership and operational risk management perspectives. As CTO, he will join our Executive Leadership Team and work closely with our Group Delivery Team to ensure we continually improve how we deliver projects with our clients.”
Craig has a prominent profile as a leading engineering practioner both within Beca and in the broader market, with significant experience as a project director of multidisciplinary projects across the commercial, recreational, institutional and health markets. His most notable accomplishments include shaping the strategy of Beca’s southern New Zealand operations for the last two decades which has led to substantial growth and diversification in the region, as well leading Beca New Zealand's early work in the area of environmental sustainable design of buildings with projects such as the multiple award winning South Christchurch Library. He has also been a Director of Beca Group and Chair of Beca Valuations, a member of the BGL Audit Committee, and is currently a Director of the BGL Management Share Trust and the Chair of Beca NZ. Craig is also the President of IPENZ (Engineering New Zealand from 1 October), Fellow of IPENZ, a Chartered Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Directors and an independent Director on the board of City Care.
Craig Price adds, “I am excited by the opportunities and challenges of the CTO role, with its strong technical and professional practice leadership focus. It has a broad mandate and scope, and the first thing I'll be doing is establishing my priorities and where to focus my efforts while ensuing we retain our current momentum in the technical and delivery space. A couple of key areas of interest to me are embedding our good practices in our culture while balancing strong accountability and, of course, continuing with our technical development."
A passionate Cantabrian, Craig is an avid supporter of the Crusaders and the University of Canterbury from where he graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (First Class Honours) Mechanical degree. He succeeds David Carter, who was recently appointed Executive Chair of the Group. Craig will hand over his responsibilities as Southern Region Manager role in the New Year.