Graham and his wife live north of Jondaryan where they operate a mixed grain and grazing property. Graham was born and raised in the district, and spent several years living away with the Urban division of the Queensland Fire and Rescue (Emergency) Service.
He retired in early 2014 after 36 years of service, including 20 years as the Area Director of the Dalby and Western Downs district. Graham remains a Volunteer with the Jondaryan Rural Fire Brigade. He is Chair of the Lagoon Creek Landcare Group, Chair of the North East Downs Landcare, Landcare Natural Member with Condamine Alliance, Chair of the Jondaryan Hall Committee, Mine Reference Group (New Hope Acland), Jondaryan Emergency Co-ordination Sub Group, Anglican Parish Council, and co-ordinator of the Oakey Show Society winter crop competition. Graham was elected as a Director to the SQNRM board in November 2018.