General Manager, Strategic Projects
Craig Kesby joined Kennards Hire in 2017 as the General Manager of Strategic Projects. In this role, Craig is responsible for the development and introduction to the business of new technology capabilities, new business model opportunities and, as part of the executive team, the broader operations and safety for Kennards Hire in Australia and New Zealand.
With a keen interest in technology and a wealth of experience in customer and market introductions of new capabilities, Craig oversees EasyTRAK; Kennards Hire’s own IoT platform which forms the foundation of the company’s development of operational data analytics and AI capabilities.
Craig’s career before Kennards Hire was focused on communications and IT, both in Australia and overseas. From engineering at Optus Communications, through to international relations, general management and most recently as a Vice President at Ericsson Australia.
During nearly 10 years at Ericsson, Craig played a key role in the industry and government engagement for the National Broadband Network and Ericsson’s subsequent position as a significant supplier of fixed wireless network infrastructure and services.
Craig lives in Sydney with his wife and three children, holds an EMBA from Sydney University, and is a Director of the Northern Suburbs Basketball Association.