Director in Lionbridge International /
Graham is a business owner in Melbourne Australia. He is a Sri Lankan born and immigrated to Australia from a very young age.
Growing up in Sri Lanka, Graham spent his early childhood alongside with his family watching and preparing family meals created from ancient Sri Lanka spice recipes that had been passed down from early generations. This strong sense of family combined with Graham’s early association with food has continually inspired him throughout his career.
Graham studied at St. Benedicts College Colombo before he moved to Melbourne Australia, where he elected to study Home Economics and continues with his High School at Ashwood Secondary College.
Upon completing his studies Graham followed his passion and started a chef certificate while he was in his second last year of High School at Hampton Park Secondary College. He completed his certificate while he was studying his final year of high School at the same school.
Graham first working role was in the Kitchen at Ashcot, a local Australian Restaurant located in the southern east of Melbourne suburb where he worked for three years and was promoted to Chef then the moved to Boonn Wurrung Café as a Head Chef where he worked for another two years then he opened his own restaurant- Tickle my Pickle. This restaurant served up an inspiring range of modern Australian meals to the locals of Melbourne.
During his leadership as a Chef, Graham was awarded with the Nestle Golden Chef’s Hat Award
Graham is a man of many talents; He is a famous DJ in Melbourne, “DJ GEAK”. He started while he was in his last two years of High School as one of his Hobbies but become very popular. He has done a lot of shows for weddings, night Clubs, Charity Fund raiser events and Birthday Parties. DJ becomes his second job at the Weekends.
Graham has been involve in Humanitarian projects through Lions for the last 7 years such as Cataract Operations, Scholarship, Hunger, Victorian Ambulance, Blood Sugar testing, Bush Fire Victims, and Tree Planting.