Grant Austen is a retired Information Technology Management Consultant who worked in the IT industry for over 40 years.
In this role, Grant’s experience was diverse in many industries including banking, airline reservation systems, manufacturing, entertainment, environment and court systems for the Victorian Government.
Grant worked with the Commonwealth Games in 2006, as the manager for Shooting, Timing and Scoring at one of the shooting venues in Bendigo.
He has had a long association with both the Hawthorn and Box Hill Football Clubs, as well as growing up ‘in and around’ the Richmond Football Club, but his loyalty is to his beloved Hawks.
Currently, Grant is the Secretary for his local Rotary Club and a volunteer at a local aged care facility.
Personally, Grant enjoys being able to spend as much time as possible with his wife, children and 11 grandchildren, particularly now that he has his own boat to use down at Inverloch.
He also gives of his time for the benefit of the community, which has given him so much enjoyment.
Most Cherished Childhood Holiday Memory – Playing in the sand dunes at Sorrento Back Beach with my older brother.
Favourite Destination – Egypt
Favourite Holiday Activity – Anything that involves as many of my grandchildren as possible, and preferably at the beach.