Graham began his career in marketing at Shell UK, before moving into US institutional sales for Merrill Lynch. latterly he was MD of Global US Institutional Equity Sales for Prudential in New York. On returning to the UK he became CEO of Oxygen Insurance Brokers. Following this he worked for RK Harrison, firstly as an in-house banker, then as MD of Aqueduct Underwriting. Graham is also non-executive Chairman of BrightTALK. Graham read English Literature at Christ Church, Oxford.