Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Geoff Crittenden is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Executive Director of Weld Australia. In conjunction with the Board, Geoff is responsible for the continued success of Weld Australia. He is accountable for delivering on Weld Australia’s Mission, serving its members, and overseeing all day-to-day operations of Weld Australia.
Geoff is a chartered engineer with over 30 years’ experience and a diverse background that includes CEO and senior leadership roles in the not-for-profit, consulting, engineering and healthcare industries. He has led multidisciplinary teams in highly technical and complex environments, and has developed and implemented long-term business strategies that have led to strong growth.
Geoff started his career as an engineer in the British Army, serving in Northern Ireland, Cyprus and Germany for over 15 years. Following the fall of the Soviet Union, Geoff decided upon a career change and, with his family, immigrated to Australia.
Geoff’s first role in Australia was CEO of the Association of Consulting Engineers, after which he held senior leadership positions with Transfield Worley, Cynergy Group, Tianda Pharma and the Risk Management Institute. In addition, Geoff has served on the Board of Directors for the Northside Montessori School and the Turramurra Community Bank.
Married with two children, Geoff is a passionate sports fan with a particular interest in rugby union, cricket and tennis.
Geoff is a graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, the Royal Military College of Science, the School of Mechanical Engineering, and the British Army Staff College. He holds a variety of professional qualifications, including:
- BSc(Hons) Mechanical Engineering
- Post-Grad Mechanical Engineering
- Post-Grad Advanced Management
- Chartered Professional Engineer (Australia)
- Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia
- Chartered Engineer (United Kingdom)
- Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers
- Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders
- Member Australian Institute of Company Directors
- Chartered Manager