Minister of Veterans' Affairs

Hon Craig Foss

Hon Craig Foss MP, Minister of Veterans' Affairs
Hon Craig Foss

Craig Foss was first elected as MP for Tukituki in 2005. He won the 2011 election with a majority of almost 10,000. Craig was then appointed as Minister of Commerce, Minister of Consumer Affairs, Minister of Broadcasting and Associate Minister of ACC.
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 was brought up in Lower Hutt. In his 7th form year at Naenae College, he was selected as an AFS exchange student to Ohio, USA. 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.

Craig 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.

This page was last reviewed on 18 April 2017, and is current.