Managing Director Australia & New Zealand
Craig Smith joined Kimberly-Clark Australia and New Zealand in January 2018 as Managing Director (MD) after successfully serving as Vice President & General Manager for Kimberly-Clark's Canadian business since March 2015.
In that time, Craig was a key leader on Kimberly-Clark North America’s Leadership Team and led the development and execution of an ambitious strategic growth plan for the Canadian business.
Craig joined Kimberly-Clark in 2009 as the Brand Director on Kleenex® North America. In 2012 he moved to the United Kingdom to lead the Family Care business in MEA (Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Africa). In 2014, he was appointed leader of the combined EMEA Family Care business when the company integrated the UK/Western Europe and MEA businesses.
Craig has more than twenty years of experience leading brands and businesses at leading consumer product companies. Prior to Kimberly-Clark, he spent thirteen years at General Mills where he held various roles in marketing, channel, and business unit management. While there he was responsible for leading brands such as Cheerios, Total, and Betty Crocker. Craig started his career at Nabisco where he spent two years on the Oreo business.