The Honorable Gregory Crafter was President of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) Council of Foundation between 1997 and 2003. The Council of Foundation preceded the Board, and the role of president was equivalent to that of Chair.
Gregory has a well-rounded background in public service and private law practice. He studied law at Adelaide University and was admitted as a legal practitioner of the Supreme Court of South Australia in 1978.
He was an elected Member of the South Australian Parliament from 1979 to 1993 and as a Minister had a wide range of portfolios including Education, Children’s Services, Community Welfare and Aboriginal Affairs, Housing, Planning and Local Government.
Previous to becoming an elected official, between 1971 and 1972 he was a Ministerial Officer in the Office of the Premier and thereafter in the Office of the Attorney General until 1978. This was followed by a position as Legal Officer for the South Australian Corporate Affairs Commission until his election to parliament.
After 1994 Gregory became a consultant at the Adelaide law firm Johnston Withers and has been a non-executive director of a number of government and private sector boards including the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Trust for Young Australians and the Don Dunstan Foundation and the Passenger Transport Board for South Australia. He was Chair of the South Australian Regional Committee (now called The Foundation for Young Australians) from 1995-2005.
He was a Member of the International Board of United World Colleges and a Member of the Council of St Ignatius College, Adelaide.
Prior to his election as President of the IBO Council of Foundation in 1997, Gregory was a Member of the IBO Council of Foundation from 1992 and in May 1996 he was elected Chairman of the IBO International Executive Committee.