Core Services

What Grantus Does

About Grantus

Grantus (Simon Coutts) is an independent contractor with 20 years’ experience working across operational, technical, corporate and project management fields. Available on short notice, for short term project or organisational assignments, I can help get things moving.

I thrive on solving socially complex and unique enterprise-level problems. One of my greatest strengths is navigating the feasibility, concept and planning stages of multidimensional government backed projects.

I have been successful in raising over $100M in funding through business case development, grant writing and tendering. Success is not just understanding the processes and language. It comes from working in the public sector in technical and governance roles and valuing community, regulator and stakeholder engagement.

Through my career I now have a solid grounding in corporate and project governance as well as project management, management of cross functional teams, risk and sustainability practices.

Through senior management roles, being on boards and a finalist for an emerging water leader award, others say I have a reputation for maximising public value and I just get things done.

Contact me to discuss your resource needs.


Water corporations
Sub-contracting to consultancies
Suppliers working for government
Local Government
Local government
Not for profits

Complementary skills

  • Strategic and stakeholder communication and engagement
  • Governance, risk management and assurance advice
  • Project planning and management
  • Strategy, policy and programme development
  • Regulation and compliance
  • Quality assurance, auditing and compliance


    • Independent member of the Audit, Finance and Risk Committee – Wimmera Catchment Management Authority
    • Fellow member of the Governance Institute of Australia

    Tertiary Education

    • Master of International Environmental Law, Macquarie University
    • Master of International Relations, Macquarie University
    • Graduate Diploma Corporate Governance and Risk Management
    • Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Health), Swinburne University
    • Diploma in Business (Quality Auditing), SAI Global