Grant Pforr - Chairman


Spending a lifetime of community service on the Gold Coast with a high level of strategic planning in all aspects of his career and life, being elected to a local government role as Councillor for Division 3, Gold Coast City Council appointed April 2004 – May 2012. Being on the successful Commonwealth Games Council committee for the Games to be held on the Gold Coast in 2018.  This position required a high level of confidentiality, trust and communication across all levels of government and the wider community as well as having established relationships with many of the international delegates and others involved.  


• Committee member on both the Planning Implementation & Assessment & Sustainable City Future & Engineering Services for 8 years and previous Chair of Strategic Growth.

• Deputy Chair of Water 2004 – 2010.  Member of advisory committees including Events Advisory (EVAC), Police Consultative Committees of both Runaway Bay and Coomera, attendee of Bold Futures Advisory.



• Busan, Korea 2010 Marine Industry as guest speaker
• Dubai, UAE 2008 Urban Water Fronts as guest speaker
• Singapore 2005 World Desalination Conference
• Three Trade Missions to Orland & Florida 2006, 2007 & 2010 for both the surfing & marine industries respectively, representing the Mayor. 
•World Forum 2000 Management & Leadership Institute, Sydney Southport SLSC Business Plan, Conrad Treasury (organizer)


• A Past President of Gold Coast North Chamber of Commerce

• Linked In (online)
• Patron for diverse organisations such as

• Youth Point Connect at Runaway Bay

• Honorary Vice President of the South Coast Branch of Surf Life Saving • Life member of Surf World • Member of the Gold Coast Turf Club

• former Honorary Member of the Runaway Bay Rotary Club, Gold Coast Tourism, Mudgeeraba Show & past Patron of both the Runaway Bay RSL Sub-branch & Runaway Bay Little Athletics      


• Founder & Patron of the Coomera Watersports Club Ltd 1999—current Chair
• President of Southport Surf Life Saving Club 1999 – 2002


• Permacrete Pty Ltd, Managing Director 1986 (current) • Justice of the Peace (Qual) appointed June 2 2004 (current)
• Coomera Watersports Club Ltd Founder & Life Patron appointed 1999 (current) • Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park SLSC, Administrator 1995 - 1996
• Lifeguard, Gold Coast City Council 1977 – 1982, part time 1982 – 1986  • Prestigious Paul Harris Fellow from the Rotary Club of Hope Island in 2010 for services to the community
• Individual services to the community from the Coomera Chamber of Commerce in 2006 • 2001 International Volunteer of the Year Award certificate of appreciation
• Australian Sports Medal awarded in 2000 for dedication and achievements in sport from former Prime Minister, John Howard  • President of Southport Surf Life Saving Club 1999 – 2002


• Justice of the Peace (Qualified)
• Qualified Builder, solid plasterer & painter
• Level 2 rowing coach
• Blue Card for working with children issued by Commission for Children & Young People & Guardians
• Hold current C Class driving license & valid passport


Competed at all levels of Surf Life Saving from local to international, as a coach in a variety of disciplines, a former examiner and an administrator who has been awarded:

• 12 Australian medals

• 43 Queensland medals for Surf Life Saving in ironman, rescue and resuscitation (R & R), surf ski’s & surf boats (both as a competitor & coach)

• 3 times State representative having competed in South Africa, United States, Taiwan & Germany


• Professor Andrew Hills, Allied Health Research, Mater Mother’s Hospital & former QUT Human Movement & Sports Science

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Grant Pforr

Phone: 0419 701 942

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Address: 16 Eingana St Hope Island 4212