At the Elective General Assembly held in Adelaide (Australia) on 7 and 8 November 2012, Graham Ford was elected the sixth President of ILS.
Graham Ford is born in 1951 in Australia and has a background in Property and Asset Management, Vocational Education and Maritime Services.
He graduated from the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Australian Society of Land Economists and Graduated in Vocational Education, Maritime, Public Safety and Occupational Health and Safety.
He has over 25 years experience as Executive and Non-Executive Directorships and held Chairman positions in the Not for Profit sector.
In Lifesaving, he started in 1986 in Bronte Surf Life Saving Club as Chairman of the Nippers, then became President and Director of the Board of Management in 1996. He is facilitator, trainer and assessor since 1994. He served the Surf Life Saving Australia Board of Development since 2006 and is the Westpac Helicopter Service Director since 2009. He was elected Surf Life Saving Australia President in 2010.
Graham Ford has a long involvement in lifesaving at all levels of the national federation as an active volunteer lifesaver, educator, assessor, administrator and leader. He has extensive business and corporate experience in senior management and directorship roles.