Johnston Withers

Gregory Crafter.


The Hon. Gregory Crafter is a consultant at Johnston Withers Lawyers and is highly regarded throughout South Australia.

Working on Kaurna lands (Adelaide)

Throughout my career, I have worked as a legal practitioner, been a Member of Parliament, served as a Minister in the South Australian Government and held multiple leadership positions across boards, committees and councils.

Gregory's memberships

  • Chair Board of Trustees Don Dunstan Foundation, University of Adelaide, 1999-2009
  • South Australian Housing Trust, Board Member, 2007-2018
  • TRACsa Inc. (Centre of Excellence for the treatment and recovery of Road and Work Related accident victims), Chair of the Board 2006-2009
  • Calvary Hospitals, National Board (Little Company of Mary Health Care), Board Member, 2006-2015
  • Aboriginal Foundation of SA Inc, Board Member, 2008-2016
  • Foundation For Hellenic Studies, Chair of the Board of Trustees since 2005
  • Rosemary Foundation for Memory Support, Board Member, 2006-2018
  • Member of the Law Society of South Australia

Gregory's experience

The Hon. Gregory Crafter was admitted as a legal practitioner of the Supreme Court of South Australia in 1978, and joined Johnston Withers as a consultant in July 1994.

Greg is highly regarded throughout the State of South Australia following a distinguished career as a Member of the South Australian Parliament for the Electorate of Norwood from 1979 until 1993.

During most of that time, he served as a Minister in the South Australian Government holding the portfolios:

  • Community Welfare (1982-1985)

  • Aboriginal Affairs (1982-1988)

  • Education and Children’s Services (1985-1992)

  • Housing, Urban Development, Local Government Relations, Recreation and Sport (1992-1993)

His recognition

Greg was made an officer in the Order of Australia (AO) in the New Year's honours list 2009. He holder Honorary Doctorates from the University of Adelaide and the Australian Catholic University.

Greg has gained international recognition as President of the Geneva based International Baccalaureate Organisation and Chairman of the Organisation’s Executive Committee from 1996-2003.

Previous leadership positions

Greg has served the following organisations in positions of leadership since leaving the Parliament in 1993:

  • Former President, International Baccalaureate Organisation (Geneva) and Chair of the Executive Committee (1996-2003)
  • Member of the Passenger Transport Board (1994-2004)
  • Director of the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Trust for Young Australians and Chair of the South Australian Regional Committee (1995-2005) (now called The Foundation for Young Australians)
  • Member of Council, University of Adelaide (1999-2007)
  • Chair of the Alumni Association, The University of Adelaide (1999-2006)
  • Chair of the Board of Trustees, The Don Dunstan Foundation (1999-2009)
  • Former Member of Council, St Ignatius College Council

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