Grant Wilckens, CEO, Discovery Holiday Parks
Mr Grant Wilckens is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Discovery Holiday Parks, Australia’s largest owner and operator of lifestyle, holiday and workforce accommodation parks.
From a corporate finance background with Rothschild and 360 Capital Group, Grant has become a leading figure in the Australian accommodation park industry.
Originally a chartered accountant from Adelaide, his corporate journey has included London, Sydney and an awesome side trip to Africa along the way. Returning to Adelaide in 2005 he co-founded Discovery Holiday Parks and remains financially involved as well as holding the position of Chief Executive Officer.
Married with two children, he can regularly be found holidaying at Discovery Parks in his spare time. “I’m not a low profile CEO, so my days of mystery shopping are over, I’m afraid! The Discovery team all know who I am!”
Grant graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Adelaide. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, an Associate Member of the Financial Securities Institute in the United Kingdom. He is a board member of the Caravan Industry Association of Australia, reaffirming Discovery’s company policy of supporting local.