Graham is a Chartered Accountant who spent most of his career in the branded food industry. After considerable experience in a variety of financial roles in the UK and Europe he moved to general management where his jobs included being MD of Rowntree's business in South Africa, of Nestle Rowntree in the UK and Nestle's UK Food business and then, toward the end of his career, Group Finance Director of Nestle in UK and Ireland.
Graham has, throughout his career, had a strong commitment to and involvement in the community and since his retirement has been able to indulge this interest. He is Chairman of St Leonard's Hospice and of the Audit Committee at the University of York. Graham is the Deputy Chair of the York Civic Trust and works extensively with York Minster. In addition he is a member of the Guild of Merchant Taylors in York.
His leisure interests include sport (doing and viewing), walking, reading and theatre.