Grant Walsh served with the Australian Defence Force for 29 years having graduated as a Commissioned Officer from the Royal Military College Duntroon in 1983.
He was selected for the Australian Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment in 1988 and spent the following years in a range of command and staff appointments in SASR and the broader Australian Special Forces. These included command at operational levels as well as a number of appointments as the Regimental Executive Officer. Grant was awarded the Conspicuous Service Medal for his services to the Australian Special Forces.
Mr Walsh has consulted business and communities on personal, community and organizational capacity building and natural resource management. In 2016 he became a Director of Osprey International, which is a risk management and organisational development consultancy providing services globally.
Mr Walsh is a Graduate of the Universities of NSW and WA as well as Australian Army Command and Staff College. He holds a Bachelor Degree and Graduate Diploma in Science, Graduate Diploma in Management and a PhD in Natural Resource Management.
He was appointed as a Trustee to the Board of the SAS Resources Fund in 2009 and as Deputy Chairman of the SAS Resources Fund in November 2015 until 2020 when he assumed the role of Chairman.