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Non-Executive Director | Chief Operating Officer, The University of Melbourne

Graham is an experienced non-executive director and senior executive - having traversed all tiers of government, not-for-profit, small enterprise to global corporations - leading strategy, corporate services, science, engineering, interdisciplinary research and commercial ventures. Thrives on demanding societal challenges and stakeholder engagement.


  • 2016–present
    Member, Water Research Australia Limited, Strategic Advisory Committee
  • 2021–present
    Non-Executive Director, Westernport Regional Water Corporation
  • 2016–present
    Member, University of Melbourne, Infrastructure Advisory Board
  • 2021–present
    Chief Operating Officer, Phoenix Australia - Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health Ltd
  • 2020–2021
    Strategic Advisor | Indigenous Champion, Australian Bureau of Meteorology
  • 2017–2020
    Group Executive, Strategy and Performance, Australian Bureau of Meteorology
  • 2014–2017
    Board member, National Computational Infrastructure
  • 2014–2017
    Board member, Antarctic Climate Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre
  • 2013–2017
    Deputy Director (Environment and Research), Australian Bureau of Meteorology
  • 2009–2013
    General Manager Strategic & Technical, Southern Rural Water
  • 1999–2009
    Deputy Chief Executive / Director Technical Services, Southern Rural Water
  • 2000–2005
    Board participant, Cooperative Research Centre for Catchment Hydrology


  • 2002 
    Deakin University, Master of Business Administration
  • 1992 
    Monash University, Master of Engineering Science
  • 1982 
    Monash University, Bachelor of Engineering (with honours)

Professional Memberships

  • Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Fellow, Engineers Australia, Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng), NER