John Grant



Mr Grant has a background in civil engineering, information technology and sports administration.  He graduated from the University of Queensland with honours in Civil Engineering and spent 10 years with the Brisbane City Council in civil design, construction and quarry management.  Computerisation of the BCC’s quarrying operations led him into sales with IBM, before joining and subsequently becoming a partner of what ultimately became ASX-listed Data#3 Limited.  As CEO/Managing Director, he led the business from its listing in 1997 to one with more than 1000 staff and revenues approaching $1 billion. Over 25 years, Mr Grant actively developed Australia’s IT industry, Chairing the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), the Australian Government’s IT Industry Innovation Council and the Queensland Government’s IT Industry Advisory Board.  He also served on the Queensland Government’s Smart State Council. In 2008 he was inducted into the Australian IT industry’s Hall of Fame, and in 2010 was awarded the industry’s top accolade, the Pearcey Medal for distinguished lifetime achievement and contribution to the information and communications technology industry.  He played rugby league at the club, state and national levels representing Australia in the 1972 World Cup.  In 2012 he was appointed the inaugural Chairman of the Australian Rugby League Commission, overseeing significant change in the game both on and off-field, before stepping down in 2018.

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