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Geoffrey Craig

Geoffrey studied Metallurgy at Strathclyde University in Glasgow, and midway through his course he took a year out to work with Initiatives of Change in East Africa, part of the time travelling with the musical “Harambee Africa”. After further study in London he travelled to Australia and then Papua New Guinea, and while there he took a decision in faith to work full-time with IofC rather than taking up a career in metallurgy – he has worked full-time with IofC since 1969. He spent three years in Papua New Guinea and Australia; he married Veronica Phelps in 1975 – both felt a calling to serve in Asia and soon after they spent two years based in Philippines and Hong Kong.

Returning to Scotland in 1978 their first son was born in 1981 and that year they received an invitation from the Japanese IofC team to spend time in Japan – this led to 4½ years in Japan and East Asia, working to encourage good relations and teamwork between different nationalities. Their second son was born on home leave in 1984.

Since their return to UK in 1986 they were based in London until moving to Edinburgh Scotland in 2008. Geoffrey has been part of FLTfilms/IC Productions from 1987 and he was also one of those responsible for central support and co-ordination of IofC and for the move of the London office of IofC from the Westminster Theatre to its current location at Greencoat Place. He also served as Secretary of IofC (UK) from 2001–2005.