Craig Syme CA LL.B (Hons)

Finance Director

Craig joined Safe As Houses in March 2021 as the Finance Director.

Originally a student of Scots Law at the University of Strathclyde, Craig enjoyed a year as a backpacker in Australia prior to joining PwC in Glasgow and completing a Chartered Accountancy ICAS qualification. Inspired by his time in Australia, he returned to Sydney in 2002 to work for Ernst & Young as an Audit Manager in their Financial Services practice. Over the next four years Craig progressed within his career and reached Executive Director, before returning to the UK, armed with an Australian passport. (This remains an exit policy that has yet to be deployed).

Craig then joined Paradigm, a commercial property asset manager and investor business, as Head of Finance in 2008. Here he managed the accounting, tax, secretarial, and structuring aspects of multiple joint venture entities that have transacted over £1.5billion.

Joining Safe As Houses, Craig brings his commercial property accounting experience within the retail, industrial, and office markets into what is a completely new sector for him. He is passionate about delivering an outstanding service to internal and external stakeholders and he looks forward to playing a part in making a positive difference to the lives of our business’s ultimate stakeholders - society’s most vulnerable people.

Outside of work, Craig can be found on the golf course, exercising on his spin bike or watching football, when he can sneak time away from his family. He also enjoys a gin and tonic or a beer on a Friday night after a hard week’s accounting.