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Group Executive Strategy and Performance | Chief Strategy Officer, Australian Bureau of Meteorology

Graham leads the Bureau's Strategy and Performance Group, and prior to mid-2017 the Environmental and Research Division that develops and applies advanced scientific knowledge related to weather, climate, oceans and hydrology to build world-class systems and prediction services to support decision-makers in government, industry and the community.

He has also been a Non-Executive Director and the Independent Chair of the Australian-China Joint Centre on River Basin Management.

Graham has served in both the public and private sectors, in various executive, corporate, technical and operational roles.


  • 2017–present
    Group Executive, Strategy and Performance, Australian Bureau of Meteorology
  • 2016–present
    Member, Water Research Australia Limited, Strategic Advisory Committee
  • 2016–present
    Member, University of Melbourne, Infrastructure Advisory Board
  • 2014–2017
    Board member, Antarctic Climate Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre
  • 2014–2017
    Board member, National Computational Infrastructure
  • 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
  • Professional Member, Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society