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Sean GrahamĀ 

Chief Executive Officer
Aura Holdings

Leveraging off his educational background in Engineering and Economics, Sean started his career in banking in London, working for Merrill Lynch in its emerging markets trading department. Through various roles, he gained exposure to trading, risk, legal, treasury and operations. The analysis skillset developed during this time was utilised when he moved back to Brisbane to undertake a role with Arrow Energy, a Shell owned Coal Seam Gas operator, where he worked in operations and was responsible for development planning, economic analysis and operational optimisation of their onshore assets.

Following the role at Arrow Energy, Sean joined Collins Foods in a strategy and planning capacity. Sean oversaw the planning process for Collins Foods, with 250+ fast food stores (KFC, Taco Bell, Sizzler) across multiple countries earning total revenue of $800M. During this time, he was also involved in a number of domestic and international acquisitions and the associated integration of each.

Sean Joined Aura Holdings as the senior analyst in 2018. Following the establishment of financial and operational processes, he took on more broader sales, development and operational responsibility and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2020 and then to Chief Executive Officer in 2021 where he is currently responsible for the day to day running of Aura.

Sean holds the following academic qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Queensland University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Business Management (Economics), Queensland University of Technology