Craig Lawrence

Craig Lawrence
BEcon (ANU)
MMgtEcon (UNSW)
MAppFin (Finsia)
Finsia; IML; ESA (Qld); CILTA; WRRAA, ICEA (UK)

Craig is the Founder and Managing Director of Lytton Advisory Pty Ltd (2013 – present). He is also a founding Director of UTL Utilities Pty Ltd (2018 – present).

He has over 30 years of experience across government and private sector projects, particularly in infrastructure, transport, and tourism. His expertise includes over 100 separate economic, financial or commercial appraisals, which have included cost-benefit or cost-effectiveness analyses. Craig has expertise in financial modelling using discounted cash flow techniques and commercial appraisal of project cash flows, as well as analysing competition policy issues.

Craig works across approval and regulatory processes for infrastructure projects and government funding, including business case frameworks. He collaborates with individuals and teams in a wide range of organisations. He has worked for or alongside more than fifty different organisations including international organisations, government agencies, statutory authorities, commercial businesses, education institutions, industry associations, and not-for-profit organisations. Assignments have included analyses of projects in Australia, China, Kuwait, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, and the Solomon Islands.

Between December 2018 and September 2019, Craig led the Economic and Social Infrastructure Program as its inaugural Managing Director.  This 4+4 year, $130m Australian program supports the planning, prioritisation, and delivery of key energy, telecommunications and water infrastructure in Papua New Guinea.

Prior to establishing Lytton Advisory, Craig was Director – Infrastructure Policy at the Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning where he led a team of policy and regulatory analysts and economists looking at infrastructure prioritisation and resource region supply chain optimisation. He was previously Director – Economic Policy within the Department.

Craig’s previous roles include as a senior consultant in several professional service firms and as an economic analyst in the Queensland and Federal Government systems. His federal government experience includes extended periods in economic analyst and policy roles in the Treasury, Transport and Tourism portfolios during the 1990s.