JOHN MCLACHLAN, TREASURER
In 1956 John joined the Port Adelaide based Customs Brokerage and International Forwarding House C G McLachlan & CO Pty Ltd (Est. 1903), advancing to a Partner in 1966 and taking the reins as Managing Director in 1982 until implementing a successful company merger and integration of the valued client base with another South Australian brokering house in 2008. This career progression provided John with the knowledge and experience to become an accomplished business owner with proven commercial management expertise to successfully lead the Company over five decades providing efficient and expert advice and service in all aspects of importing, customs clearance and freight handling by both sea and air freight. The Company operated both nationally and internationally through an extensive network of Agents around Australia and throughout the world. Also during his career in the industry, John carried out the responsibilities and professional skills as an experienced Licensed Customs Broker for 38 years before semi-retiring from working in June 2010.
Since retirement from full time work, John has maintained an active participation in the Industry through undertaking part-time work and consultancy contracts as well as continuing to hold a Customs Brokers Licence, and also with the general commercial activity by being an active member of a number of professional associations.
- Current CPA Member of the Australian Society of Accountants;Life Member and National Treasurer/Board member of the Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of Australia Inc; Current member of the CBFCA Executive; Current Board Member of the Hong Kong Australian Business Council of Australia SA Chapter Inc;
- Fortis et Fidus.