AKA The Savvy Navigator ✴🌐 with 40 yrs in International Trade & Transport & lecturer for 20 yrs.
Provide streetwise business courses incl Importing/Exporting, Social Media Networking, Digital Currencies and Trading @ Key Directions Online Learning Centre.
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Experience

  • The Savvy Navigator 🐝 beBee Brand Ambassador

    at Key Directions

    May 1997 - at Present

    State of New South Wales

    Founder and Proprietor Contact: ☎️+61 419944033 📧 lancelot@eftel.com.au 🏠 34 Pinehurst Ave Rouse Hill NSW Australia 🇦🇺 ✴https://www.bebee.com/company/keydirections 📚💻📋📽 Courses, Resources, Training and Mentoring in: 📲 Digital & Social Media Marketing and PR, 🌐🚢✈⛟🚂 Importing and Exporting, International Trade and Global Business Building. 💡📈💲 🌍🌎🌏 Strategies for starting and growing a business with a local, national and/or global context.

  • TradeStart Export Adviser

    at The Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) 🇦🇺

    January 2007 - May 2009

    State of New South Wales

    TradeStart is an Australian Government initiative that delivers Austrade services through local public sector and industry organisations throughout Australia. TradeStart Partners employ Advisers who are well versed in the needs of exporters and skilled in matters of international trade. These TradeStart Advisers have access to Austrade’s worldwide resources and systems. The TradeStart Program: •Promotes exporting, international business and the Australian Government’s trade agenda. •Works co-operatively with other relevant agencies to maximise the international business success of TradeStart clients. •Represents Austrade and provides access to the full range of its services for both existing and potential Austrade clients. As the TradeStart Export Adviser at Penrith, I was responsible for the delivery of the Australian Government funded TradeStart New Exporter Development Program for first time exporters in the Western Sydney region.

  • International Trade Consultant

    at Mainfreight International

    April 2004 - December 2006

    State of New South Wales

    I was the International Trade Consultant to liaise with clients on their more intricate trade issues.and also Internal Trainer of both for the induction of new staff and for the introduction of Australian Customs Integrated Cargo System (ICS) in it's phase in period.

  • Special Projects Manager

    at Customs Brokers & Forwarders Council of Aust Inc. (CBFCA)

    December 2003 - March 2004

    State of New South Wales

    I was one of a team on Industry and Customs presenters running workshops nationally on the changes being implemented by the Australian Customs Service with the introduction of Cargo Management Re-engineering and the Intergrated Cargo System (ICS) Workshops: - "CMR Workshops – Digital Certificates & Export Reporting" - 2003 - "Understanding the Exports Component of the Integrated Cargo System (ICS)" - 2003

  • Project Manager

    at AFIF: Australian Federation of International Forwarders

    January 2000 - November 2003

    State of New South Wales

    Responsible to CEO & Board for projects & represented AFIF on a number of industry committees. Projects included: ‘CMR GETTING EXPORTS RIGHT FROM 1 JULY 2002” PAY2DAY: IMMEDIATE PAYMENT SOLUTION GST START-UP SEMINARS FOR EXPORTERS/IMPORTERS & INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT SECTOR (April-June 2000) In 2000 the Australian Government introduced a new value added tax system, the Goods & Services Tax (GST). I developed, organised & presented 47 seminars nationally, to explain GST to Australia's Import-Export & International Transport Community with: AFIF Australian Institute of Export Australian Federation of Shipping Liner Shipping Services State & Territory Export Councils COMMITTEES I served on included: 2001-2002 Australian Customs Service - Cargo Management Reengineering Learning & Development Forum 2001-2003 Sydney Ports Cargo Facilitation Committee 2000 Australian Taxation Office Shipping Industry Partnership

  • Trainer

    at AFIF: Australian Federation of International Forwarders

    July 1997 - November 2002

    State of New South Wales

    BASIC EXPORT SEA FREIGHT PROCEDURES COURSE BASIC IMPORT SEA FREIGHT PROCEDURES COURSE ADVANCED SEA FREIGHT PROCEDURES COURSE Sri Lanka Freight Forwarders Association - November 1997

  • Customs Manager/Consultant

    at International Trade Management Pty. Ltd.

    August 1993 - April 1997

    State of New South Wales

    Customs Brokers and Forwarding Agents The Freight Forwarding & Customs business of the Compass Group sold to ITM in August 1993

  • Director

    at Ocean Agencies Pty. Ltd

    November 1989 - August 1993

    State of New South Wales

    Licensed Customs Brokers Merged Takora International Agencies with Ocean Agencies Pty. Ltd. and became a Director of that company as well as Company Secretary of Compass Shipping International Pty. Ltd. Responsible for running the Customs Brokerage as well as 2IC for the Group. Also formulated the marketing and promotional strategy, as well as Curriculum Development for the Compass Intense Import/Export Courses held regularly in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

  • Founder & Partner

    at Takora International Agencies

    January 1976 - November 1989

    State of New South Wales

    Customs & Forwarding Agents Commenced this business as a partnership with Sandra Scoular Responsible for all aspects of starting and running this small business. Sales and Marketing Particularly crucial to generate new business and sustaining it. •Door Knocking Much of the North Shore and Northern districts of Sydney and Central Coast. •Direct Mail, •Telemarketing •Stimulation of Referrals. Customer service was achieved thought regular phone communication and personal visits as well as writing our own newsletter, "The International Trading Gazette.” Items included the latest developments in Customs, Forwarding, Industrial Relations and Business Tips. Installed Computer Systems •Accounting •Compile •EXIT

  • Shipping Supervisor

    at Baxter Healthcare

    June 1973 - January 1976

    State of New South Wales

    Responsible for both imports and exports of the company, which also included involvement with Letters of Credit and other banking formalities dealing with imports and exports. Inwards and outwards movements were both intercompany and to arms length suppliers and customers, with our major export markets being New Zealand, South Pacific Islands, Asia and South America. Within 6 months of joining, the company was to move from Rosebery (close to the Ports of Sydney and Botany as well as the Airport) to Toongabbie in Western Sydney. Responsible for analysing the clearance and delivery needs of varied product ranges and formulate a workable logistics strategy for imports and exports. Worked co-operatively with departments such as Purchasing, Warehousing, Production, Sales and Marketing and Distribution.

  • Customs Clerk

    at 3M Australia

    January 1969 - June 1973

    State of New South Wales

    Customs Clearance

  • Customs Clerk

    at Australasian Transport and Shipping Agency Pty. Ltd.

    January 1968 - December 1968

    State of New South Wales

    Commenced as a "Bills" Clerk and quickly progressed to "Customs House" Clerk and then to the position of compiler with some classification training.

Education

  • Customs Brokers Licence

    at Australian Customs & Border Protection Service

    1975 - 2015 (40 years) State of New South Wales

  • Management Certificate

    at TAFE NSW

    1971 - 1975 (4 years) State of New South Wales

  • Supervision Certificate

    at TAFE NSW

    1970 - 1971 (1 year) State of New South Wales

Languages

  • English Native

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