Mr Grant moved to Australia from the United Kingdom in 1970 having worked for stockbrokers as a dealer in London and marketing with Ford Motor Co.

He has lived in Townsville now for thirty two years and previously lived in Melbourne Sydney and Coffs Harbour, Newcastle.

Mr Grants employment in Australia consists of 20 years in the commercial television industry holding positions of National Sales and Marketing positions and that of Station Manager. Subsequent to that running an advertising agency specializing in Media Buying for 28 years.