Director Eric Clinton presents Dr Justin Craig with a plaque of honour following fellowship in DCU

Global Family Business Expert Dr Justin Craig to join DCU Executive Education

Today, Tuesday 18th December 2020, DCU National Centre for Family Business announces world-renowned family business expert Dr Justin B. Craig is set to join the upcoming family enterprise executive education programme – Family Business Continuity: Sustaining the Family Business across Generations.

Ahead of Ireland’s first family business executive education programme, beginning 18th January 2020, the Centre announces that Dr Craig will join the Executive Education team which includes Irish and global family business thought leaders. Prior to pursuing an academic career in the late 1990s, Craig worked for one of Australia’s prominent entrepreneurial business-owning families and in entrepreneurial ventures with members of his family.

Craig is recognised internationally for his impressive research record and his work in understanding the challenges and opportunities of entrepreneurial family businesses and those who steward them. He is the ‘educator-in-residence’ to a small stable of multigenerational business-owning families around the globe. His wealth of experience working with family businesses as a practitioner and rigorous research portfolio has positioned Dr Craig as a world leading expert in family business practice and entrepreneurial excellence.


The Family Business Continuity executive education team also includes Centre Director Dr Eric Clinton, family business trust expert and DCU Assistant Professor Dr Catherine Faherty, and Paul Hennessey, former Partner at PwC where he led its family business practice for over twenty years.

Family businesses who register to begin the DCU programme in the new year will also benefit from the insights of successful multigenerational family business guest speakers, including Tom Roche, Chairman of NTR plc, a leading international third-generation family business in the infrastructure sector, and Kevin O’Connor, Chairman of General Paints Ltd., a third-generation family business in the paint industry whose products include the well-known Irish brand, Colourtrend and Curator.  

Family business teams interested in registering for the upcoming online executive education programme at Dublin City University can contact the National Centre for Family Business team by email at with the subject line ‘2021 Executive Education’. Queries regarding the programme can also be directed to the NCFB team by email. There are still a limited number of places available for the January 2021 entry cohort.


Programme Information:

Download the full course brochure: Family Business Continuity Exec Ed Programme

For further information about Family Business Continuity - Sustaining Family Business across Generations, please visit the Executive Education webpage here.