Grant Hackett says his career as a finance CEO has been life-changing

After officially hanging up his Speedos back in 2008, Grant Hackett revealed he’s traded the…

After officially hanging up his Speedos back in 2008, Grant Hackett revealed he’s traded the swimming pool for the boardroom.

In an interview with The Morning Show on Friday, the 40-year-old former Olympic swimmer revealed he’s now the CEO of an up-and-coming finance company.

‘It’s been a huge positive,’ he said of his new career and the impact it’s had on his life.  



Grant Hackett holding a sign posing for the camera: New gig: After officially hanging up his Speedos back in 2008, Grant Hackett revealed he's traded the swimming pool for the boardroom. Pictured at the Prime Minister's Olympic Dinner in Melbourne in June 2016


© Provided by Daily Mail
New gig: After officially hanging up his Speedos back in 2008, Grant Hackett revealed he’s traded the swimming pool for the boardroom. Pictured at the Prime Minister’s Olympic Dinner in Melbourne in June 2016

‘I always need that deep sense of purpose and drive in what I do, otherwise I get a bit too bored.’

Grant revealed he was studying finance while swimming, and said he’s always been interested in business.  

He ventured into banking after his retirement from swimming, and said his current job at investment company Generation Life helped him to turn his life around.



a group of people posing for the camera: Taking care of business: In an interview with The Morning Show on Friday, the 40-year-old former Olympic swimmer revealed he's now the CEO of an up-and-coming finance company


© Provided by Daily Mail
Taking care of business: In an interview with The Morning Show on Friday, the 40-year-old former Olympic swimmer revealed he’s now the CEO of an up-and-coming finance company

‘To have that guidance and accountability and ownership around you is fantastic,’ he added. 

The former athlete has had a troubled past, which led to multiple highly publicised run-ins with the law.

In October 2011, police were called to the Melbourne apartment he shared with his former wife, singer Candice Alley, following a dispute.



Grant Hackett, Candice Alley posing for a picture: Troubled romance: The former athlete has had a troubled past, which led to multiple highly publicised run-ins with the law. Pictured with ex-wife Candice Alley at the L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival in March 2007


© Provided by Daily Mail
Troubled romance: The former athlete has had a troubled past, which led to multiple highly publicised run-ins with the law. Pictured with ex-wife Candice Alley at the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival in March 2007

The former couple later announced their split in May 2012, and in April 2016, Grant was questioned by police following an alleged assault on a plane.

In February 2017, he was arrested following a disturbance at his parents’ home on the Gold Coast.

Speaking to Men’s Health in June 2017, Grant spoke about his reliance on alcohol and sleeping pills, and his mental health issues following his public marriage breakdown.  



Grant Hackett wearing a suit and tie: 'I always need that deep sense of purpose and drive in what I do, otherwise I get a bit too bored,' he said of his new career. Pictured at the Sport Australia Hall of Fame Annual Induction and Awards Gala Dinner in Melbourne in October 2017


© Provided by Daily Mail
‘I always need that deep sense of purpose and drive in what I do, otherwise I get a bit too bored,’ he said of his new career. Pictured at the Sport Australia Hall of Fame Annual Induction and Awards Gala Dinner in Melbourne in October 2017

‘By no means would I do something every day… I would get to those periods after many weeks or many months of not doing anything and I would use something to numb that state of anxiety,’ he explained.

But Grant is in a much healthier place now, announcing his engagement to cook book author Sharlene Fletcher in October last year.

The couple welcomed their first child together in January this year, a son named Edward.   



Grant Hackett et al. posing for the camera: Moving on: Grant is in a much healthier place now, announcing his engagement to cook book author Sharlene Fletcher (pictured) in October last year


© Provided by Daily Mail
Moving on: Grant is in a much healthier place now, announcing his engagement to cook book author Sharlene Fletcher (pictured) in October last year

Source Article