Grant Priest has extensive experience in the areas of funds management, audit, taxation, business service and corporate advisory. He is also chair of Life Plan Recreation and Leisure Association. Mr Priest is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a Chartered Tax Advisor of the Tax Institute of Australia, a Registered Tax Agent and a Registered Company Auditor. He also holds a Practicing Certificate with the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Mr Priest is a partner of the Perth Chartered Accounting firm Sothertons where he has been since 1982 and was appointed a partner in 1988. Mr Priest was a director of the board of the National Sothertons Group from 1994 to 2001 and chair from 1998 to 2000.