Craig Columbus

Chief Information Officer

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As the Chief Information Officer at Russell McVeagh, Craig leads the Information and Communication Technology Team, responsible for IT, Library, Precedents, Due Diligence and Litigation Support Services business units.

Craig is an expert in the design, development, deployment and operation of advanced business technologies and is an astute negotiator and problem solver. Craig brings considerable experience to Russell McVeagh’s Strategic Planning Group with outstanding strategic planning, organisational development, team leadership and decision-making skills.


Craig joined Russell McVeagh in 2008 following extensive experience in financial, manufacturing, government, and educational sectors in the United States. He has also acted as an independent consultant, provided services to a wide variety of multi-national firms.


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE).
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP).
  • Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP).
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).
  • Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT).


Craig is a Member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand (MInstD) and is actively involved in the NZ technology community.

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