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Gillon McLachlan is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Football League. He was appointed to the role in 2014, succeeding Andrew Demetriou, having previously served as his deputy, and will step down at the end of the 2022 AFL season. On 12 April 2022, McLachlan announced he would step down from his role as AFL CEO at the end of the 2022 AFL season.
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Gillon McLachlan was born in 1973 (age 49 years) in Adelaide, Australia. She is the son of Angus McLachlan and Sylvia McLachlan. Gillon grew up on his family farm “Rosebank”, located in Mount Pleasant, South Australia. His parents are Angus, a former first-class cricketer, and Sylvia.
McLachlan is the eldest of four brothers: Hamish McLachlan, Will McLachlan and Banjo McLachlan. His uncle, Ian McLachlan, was an Australian government Minister for Defence, and was long-term President (up to 2014) of the South Australian Cricket Association.
After completing secondary school as a boarder at St Peter’s College, Adelaide, he obtained a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Adelaide in 1995 and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at the University of Melbourne in 1996, where he was a resident at Trinity College. He later completed the Senior Executive Program at Stanford University.
Gillon McLachlan played Australian football in the Hills Football League colts competition for the now defunct Pleasant Valley club. After moving to Melbourne, he played with Melbourne University Blues in the Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA). Besides playing as a ruckman for the club (1994-2003).
McLachlan was captain from 2000 to 2002 and was awarded the C.W. McLeod Trophy for best-and-fairest (2000), committee member and made a life member (2003). He was a regular VAFA Representative including the captain. He was on the Carlton Football Club supplementary list from 1996 to 1997. McLachlan has represented Victoria in polo and has been a national selector.
He worked as a management consultant with Accenture after leaving university. In 2000, he was employed as a strategy consultant to the AFL by CEO Wayne Jackson. He proceeded to move up through key administrative posts at the league.
Gillon McLachlan was appointed General Manager of Commercial Operations in 2003. In 2008, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer. However, in 2012, it was reported that McLachlan rejected the CEO positions at the National Rugby League and Liverpool F.C., before being appointed Deputy CEO of the AFL in December 2012.
McLachlan played a major role in delivering stadiums for two new teams – Gold Coast Suns and GWS Giants – established the AFL media department, and negotiated the media broadcast deal of $1.25 billion. In 2013, he supervised the AFL’s investigation into the Melbourne Football Club tanking scandal and the negotiations with the Essendon Football Club as part of its illegal sports supplements scandal.
On 30 April 2014, Gillon McLachlan was appointed as AFL CEO, replacing Andrew Demetriou. At the announcement of his appointment, McLachlan stated: “I’ve been part of the community of football and I know how important it is. I played over 200 games of amateur or country football, I’ve captained a club, I’ve been on a committee of a club, I’m a life member of a club. I’ve had my share of cold showers and freezing committee meetings. I’ve been part of appointing coaches and sacking coaches. I have a clear vision of where the game needs to go and how we’re going to get there. For me that vision is about having an unassailable hold on the Australian community.”
In 2014, McLachlan was appointed Patron of the Children’s Cancer Foundation. McLachlan stated: “Australian football is built on community. We are only as strong as the community in which we reside. The Children’s Cancer Foundation’s values reflect the AFL’s commitment to effecting positive social change.” Since 2015, McLachlan has also been a member of The Million Dollar Lunch Committee.
Who is Gillon McLachlan Wife ?
Gillon McLachlan is married to Laura Blythe, they had their wedding in 2003. His wife was a fellow resident at Trinity College and is the daughter of former Spotless Chairman, Brian Blythe. The couple has four children Sydney McLachlan, Edie McLachlan, and Cleo McLachlan. As of 2022, Gillon McLachlan and his wife Laura Blythe are still married and living a happy life with their children.
Gillon McLachlan net worth
How much is Gillon McLachlan worth? Gillon McLachlan net worth is estimated at around $10 million. His main source of income is from his career as a businessman and AFL executive. McLachlan’s salary per month with other career earnings is over $2 million annually. He is one of the richest and most influential AFL executives in Australia. He stands at an appealing height of 1.83m and has a good body weight which suits his personality.