Grayson is the Consul General and Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner based at the Australian Consulate General in Toronto. With a presence in Toronto and Vancouver, the Austrade Canada team is responsible for identifying new investment opportunities in Australia for Canadian companies as well as expanding trade for Australian exporters into the region.
Prior to his current role Grayson was based in India managing the South India and Sri Lanka markets for Austrade as well as South Asia (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh), sector responsibilities for Infrastructure and Agribusiness development.
With a career spanning major public and private sector organisations, his experience includes the development and implementation of international trade/investment/economic development strategies, major infrastructure project identification, inter-governmental/stakeholder advocacy and brand management programming.
Grayson has a PhD in city brand development (with a focus on the development of a multidimensional, whole of city approach to effective global positioning). He also has qualifications in international business and finance.