Keri Craig Lee OAM

Keri Craig Lee OAM, Qld Fashion and Business Leader

Keri Craig-Lee’s first Brisbane Arcade boutique in 1978 launched a couture precinct that steadfastly remains a Queensland fashion showcase. A family company founded with her parents Dianne and Peter Craig still operates to this day in the iconic Keri Craig Emporium in the landmark Brisbane Arcade.

In 1984 she cast Queensland fashion into the international spotlight with the design and coordination of Sir Elton John’s Sydney wedding. During her career Keri has won 55 fashion awards and was the inaugural recipient of the Retailers Association of Queensland (RAQ) Hall of Fame in 1987 at the age of 29. Keri was the only female recipient of this award and the only designer ever bestowed with the RAQ Award of Excellence.

Keri has held many ambassadorial roles over her long-standing career in Queensland business and had the honour of being awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 2017.

Keri and her husband, Trevor Lee, established Australian Country Choice (ACC) in 1997. ACC is recognised as the largest fully integrated beef and cattle supply chain in the world. They were honoured to be inducted into the Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame in 2021

Quotations attributed to Keri on receiving the award:

“The Queensland Greats Awards are a magnificent salute to the best that Queensland has to offer in making this state so special.

“To become an alumnus of this incredible group of individuals and institutions is one of the proudest moments of my life and certainly very humbling.

“I am exceptionally honoured to be in such esteemed company and an extremely proud Queenslander.”