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Safety, Security and Surveying in Saudi Arabia with Craig Ross

Season #7 Episode #110

Many of you know Craig Ross from his time working for the RICS in London as an Associate Director for the Built Environment. Craig is a Chartered Surveyor with 25 years’ experience in the built environment, critical infrastructure, CT, CVE and security consultancy. He is currently the Senior Manager for Safety and Security at the Diriyah Gate Development Authority in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, working on all aspects of security consultancy for organisations, new developments and existing assets. 

In this episode, we chat about the career shifts Craig has had over the years, his focus on ensuring that the public interest is protected, his advocating for safe and secure built environment, and how his past experiences shaped that view.

What is Covered: 

  • 04:11 - Craig’s surveyor journey and how he first got into the Middle East
  • 13:30 - Craig’s time at RICS and how he got into safety and security
  • 27:00 - What built environment security entails 
  • 32:00 - How surveyors can contribute to the safety of public places
  • 40:30 - Projects in Saudi Arabia that Craig is working on


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