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Craig Wilson

Chief Executive Officer

Craig Wilson

Craig joined WAE in November 2013, and in his capacity as CEO has seen the business successfully grow in automotive and motorsport, as well as apply the company’s technology and expertise into new sectors, such as healthcare, aerospace, defence and retail. Craig is a highly successful executive and his career has seen him take on senior roles in the automotive and motorsport industries in Europe and Australasia.

Before joining Williams Craig co-founded Oxford Applied Technologies, an engineering consultancy specialising in bringing sustainable transport projects to market. His previous roles include six years based in Melbourne as Chief Executive Officer of Walkinshaw Performance, running successful GM-Holden factory racing teams in the Australian V8 Supercar Championship, securing two Team and Drivers Championships and three Bathhurst wins. This coincided with a directorship at Holden Special Vehicles where Craig had responsibility for design and engineering and jointly led the strategic direction of the high performance vehicle manufacturer.

Craig also spent over a decade at TWR Group, six of those years were as Managing Director, and he oversaw projects such as the Aston Martin DB7, Volvo C70, Renault Sport Clio V6 and concept designs of the Bugatti Veyron, Aston Martin Vanquish and Audi RS4. Craig started his career in engineering with Toyota in Melbourne prior to moving to Jaguar Sport in the late 1980’s in various senior engineering and production positions.

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