Craig Knowles is currently Australian Consul-General and Senior Trade Commissioner for New Zealand and Pacific. He is also the NSW independent Chair of the NSW Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR). Additionally, he holds a number of advisory roles and directorships, including Trustee of the Hoc Mai Foundation; Non-Executive Director, South West Sydney Primary Health Network Board; Director, Tulich Family Communities Aged Care; Independent Chairman, Prospect Water Partnership.
Mr Knowles was a senior Minister in the New South Wales Government for 10 years serving in the portfolios of Planning and Housing (1995-99), Health (1999-2003), Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources (2003-August 2005); Minister for Forests and Minister for Lands (2003-January 2005) and former Chair of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority. Mr Knowles is a Fellow of the Australian Property Institute and a Certified Practising Valuer. Mr Knowles joined the CMRI Board in May 2007.