Andrew Craig is TwentyTwo's newest recruit working alongside Matthew Peko-Fox in our Workplace Technology offering. We asked him to introduce himself...
Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do for TwentyTwo
For the last 18 years or so, I’ve been working in the audio-visual space on fit-out projects, construction and integrating technology. I also have a huge interest in wine which I’ve also been exploring over the last two-three years – since my family and I relocated from the Capital to Marty (Martinborough). I’ve been lucky enough to work with the owners at Big Sky learning all the ways of a vineyard and how they make their amazing Pinot Noir.
I’m here at TwentyTwo to work on my technology interest (mostly) and to support Matthew in the workplace technology workstream. My role will be assisting with design and technical advice, helping manage the technology aspects of fit-out projects and bringing my construction experience to the team.
How did you and TwentyTwo “find each other”?
Matthew and I first met working alongside each other on the Deloitte fit-out at 20 Customhouse Quay. I was working on the AV component and it was fantastic to see what Matthew was doing – connecting all the IT workstreams (which is very unique). He thinks about IT solutions in a new way, looking at the bigger picture, streamlining processes for the client.
We’ve kept in touch since then and, as the workplace technology service line continued to grow here at TwentyTwo, it coincided with me being in the right space for change.
There is a huge opportunity to provide joined-up independent advice to clients who are inundated with vendor solutions.
When you’re not at work, what do you do for fun?
I’m a mad cyclist, I also love scuba diving and generally being outdoors exploring.
My family and I live on a six-acre olive grove which some would call a “life sentence block” – it takes up a lot of my spare time. We’ve got 120 olive trees and are perfecting our own olive oil.
My daughter Willow is two-and-a-half and my wife is expecting number two in September – so big changes ahead for us all.
Do you have any go-to music when you’re working?
I love an absolute mixture but when I’m in the working zone it’s often an old ’70’s mix playing in the background. If it’s a Friday afternoon, it’s more likely to be some reggae, Six60 or Iron Gate.