Craig Foss was first elected as MP for Tukituki in 2005 and has been reelected with substantial majorities at every election since.

Craig’s policy interests of finance, economy and agriculture rest on his previous career in investment banking and on the importance of land-based industries to Hawke’s Bay.

Craig has a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration from Victoria University.

In 1985, Craig was hired by the Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) treasury in Wellington before heading up the BNZ Singapore treasury office in 1990.

He then held senior management positions for Credit Suisse Financial Products (CSFP) in London and Tokyo before returning to Hawke’s Bay with his family, and entering politics.

Craig and his wife, Kristal, have two daughters. They spend their time between Havelock North and their small farm at Waimarama.

Family, friends, rugby and the beach are Craig’s favourite pastimes.