C.A.S. Hawker Scholars


Mr Gillon McLachlan

Hawker Scholar: 1992-1994
Degrees: Bachelor of Commerce / LLB (Hons)
Institution: University of Adelaide (BCom), University of Melbourne (LLB)
Residence: St Mark's and Trinity College

Written April 2016: The Hawker Scholarship provided me with the opportunity to attend St Mark’s at the University of Adelaide and Trinity College at Melbourne University. These experiences facilitated extraordinary changes in my life – a new environment, new market, new friends and new challenges.

I finished my Law degree in Melbourne, travelled for a year, then worked as a Management Consultant with Accenture in their Strategy Division working across different functions, industries and markets.

In 2002, I joined the AFL where I initially ran Strategy, then Commercial Operations. I have had many roles since, culminating in being appointed Chief Executive Officer in April 2014.