Grant Simpson is the Chief Executive Officer with over 30 years leadership experience in the corporate and not-for-profit sectors.

Grant is responsible for LDDSWQL's strategic plan and overall performance ensuring the organisation's vision and mission are being delivered. Grant is involved in building strategic partnerships with all external stakeholders including government departments on Commonwealth, state and local levels, sector partners, the business community, donors and supporters. Grant works closely with the LDDSWQL Board to monitor the performance of the strategic plan against the vision set by the Board.  He also works with Lifeline Australia to share best practice and support LDDSWQL as part of the Lifeline federated body.  

Grant is a Non-Executive Director of Westhaven, a leading NDIS services provider in regional NSW. He is also a Committee Member of an innovative Specialised Disability Accommodation Real Estate Investment Trust called the Excelsior Fund.

Grant holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Griffith University and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

Grant enjoys spending time with his family including his two teenage daughters. He has served as a volunteer for charitable and sporting associations such as Surf Lifesaving and is an avid swimmer and hiker.