Linus Grant is a former journalist, media executive and political adviser. He was born and educated in Burnie, was conscripted in 1965 and served in the Army in Vietnam. He worked as a journalist on the Melbourne Sun News-Pictorial, then as chief executive of newspaper companies in Papua New Guinea, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.
Linus later was a senior media and policy adviser to two Cabinet ministers in the Howard government. He is currently chairman of the Longford Local District Committee and is a former president of Longford Rotary Club. He and his wife Dee Potter live in Longford.