Australian Superyacht, Marine Export & Commercial Marine Conference Speaker Craig NorrisCEO, Victoria International Marina
Craig Norris has a 20-year career in business leadership and infrastructure development in western Canada anchored in leadership roles within one of Canada’s leading architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting firms. Four years ago, he moved from corporate consulting to private development focusing on developing Canada’s superyacht businesses on the west coast. Craig led the complete development of Canada’s first superyacht marina and service centre located in Victoria Harbour, British Columbia, The Victoria International Marina.
As CEO of Community Marine Concepts Ltd., he travels the world as an ambassador for the Pacific coast of North America, listening intently to what the superyacht community is looking for while advocating for what Canada and the Pacific can offer.
Craig started his career as an aspiring architect, earning a diploma in Architectural Technology and then a University degree in Environmental Science, he set to mash together his passion for alpine sports and recreation with his appreciation for remarkably built environments. His journey has taken him through a diversity of sectors including recreation tourism, municipal and rural development, mining, oil and gas, first nations development, marine infrastructure, land reclamation, and community development.
He is also the Chairman of Victoria’s regional economic development organization, the South Island Prosperity Partnership an organization responsible for facilitating and promoting the development of a strong, diversified economy on South Vancouver Island.