Crighton is passionate about harnessing the creative potential of diverse stakeholders when collaborating on inspirational challenges that benefit society at a systemic level.

He leverages his understanding of agile, (complex) systems, computational, and design thinking when doing so, and is inspired by Indigenous ways of knowing, doing, and being.

Crighton joins UQ from industry where he has more than two decades’ global experience designing and delivering innovative solutions in the technology/ICT, professional services, education, energy, health, agriculture, government, and community development sectors, across five continents.

He is a dynamic, proactive leader skilled in transforming teams, delivering sustainable results, forging productive relationships, designing overall strategy, and guiding organisations to higher peaks of success.

Crighton has a PhD in cross-cultural design and innovation and a strong desire to lead positive changes associated with the introduction of emerging technologies to benefit businesses and society at large.

He has considerable experience preparing organisations for the fourth industrial revolution, especially the design and delivery of responsible artificial intelligence (AI).