ROBERT CRABTREE, DIRECTOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING
As a foundation Director of Kognition, Robert brings in excess of 37 years’ experience in customs and indirect tax with him, having managed customs, forwarding and consulting operations within Australia and acted as a senior trade analyst for many blue chip multinational corporations.
Robert’s industry recognised expertise has seen him engaged as an expert independent witness in technical matters before the courts.
Robert’s expertise also extends to post graduate lecturing, having presented successfully on the circuit for the past 23 years in addition to having been engaged by technical institutions and the Customs Brokers and Forwarders Council of Australia to develop and write course curriculum. Robert has previously been involved in both the CAIA and CBCA having sat on the National Examinations sub-committee, the NSW State education and legislation committees and was elected Chairman of the inaugural joint industry Customs Course Advisory Committee.
Robert was licensed by the Government to act as a customs broker in 1986, holds a fellowship with the Customs Brokers and Forwarders Council of Australia, and is fully accredited by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.
His specialist experience covers all facets of international trade from tariff and valuation to Government assistance and grants, dumping, compliance and duty minimisation with a strong commitment to training in complex customs related matters.