Graham is said to be the most well-known and experienced English football referee of all time. His achievements are considerable, including the last FA Cup Final at Wembley stadium in 2000 and the first referee to reach the milestone of refereeing 300 Premier League matches.
Prior to his career in football, Graham enjoyed a highly successful sales career in the FMCG marketplace, after learning the principles of selling in the business-to-business world of office equipment with Canon UK Ltd.
An excellent communicator and presenter, he quickly progressed to first and then second line management and for seven years oversaw a rapidly expanding direct sales force at Coty UK, alongside his refereeing career.
Now retired from the world of professional football, Graham has teamed up with two of his former colleagues from previous employer Coty UK and recently joined the IT resource and recruitment consultancy, Catch Resource Management, as sales director, with specific responsibility for determining and executing Catch’s sales growth ambitions.
Alongside his role at Catch Resource Management, Graham now concentrates on media work as a pundit for the BBC’s football coverage and as a columnist for the Daily Mail.