Ross Garrad was a high school teacher of maths, science and computing for a quarter of a century, and then had small-scale business interests in property development and local newspaper publishing. Recently, his interest in constitutional reform led him to complete a Master’s degree in Applied Law. A major passion, as well as the Republic and his family, is travel, both internationally and in Australia. He likes nothing better than heading off into the outback, looking for the road less travelled, or exploring some sleepy backwater in a country like Burma or Belize.
Ross was a direct-election supporter who nevertheless supported the “Yes” campaign in 1999. He joined the ARM soon after, and has served as Treasurer and as Convenor on the Queensland Branch Council. He now favours a more flexible, evolutionary approach to achieving an Australian Head of State.