Graham was born in 1960 in Stockton-on-Tees where he lived with his parents and was educated. After a career spanning 38 years with Northumbrian Water he retired in June 2016.
Graham continues to live in Stockton-on-Tees, and together with his partner Andrea, enjoys gardening, DIY and holidaying in Scotland.
Graham was introduced to freemasonry by his father Brian, and was initiated into Whitwell Lodge in 1984 when his father was Worshipful Master. Graham was Worshipful Master of Whitwell Lodge in 1991 and 1993 and has served the Lodge as Secretary from 1994 to the present day. Graham was advanced into the Percy Lodge of Mark Master Masons in 1985 and was Worshipful Master in 1995, he was elevated into the Stockton-on-Tees Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners in 1997 and was Worshipful Commander in 2002, he is also a Founder member of the Barnard Castle Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners.