The ECA courses are delivered by experts in International Trade. Many of our presenters have worked in international trade and their areas of specialisation for over 40 years.
Bob’s background in exporting and importing stretches over 50 years. He is a member of ICC Australia's Banking Committee and Incoterms Committee. Bob has presented to conferences and training courses throughout Australia and in Hong Kong, Prague, Singapore, Vienna and Yangon, as well as representing Australia at ICC Banking Commission meetings in Beijing, Dubai, Lisbon, Singapore and Vienna. His articles on L/Cs, Incoterms and similar topics have appeared in international publications. He manages two LinkedIn groups, 'Incoterms' and 'Trade Finance'. His qualifications include AIEx's Diploma of Export Management, Certified Documentary Credit Specialist and Incoterms 2010 Masterclass in Paris.
Mr Brent Juratowitch is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Vocational Programs at CCES. He also is Course Coordinator for the Advanced Diploma of International Business Management. He holds a Bachelor of Economics, a Masters of Business Administration, and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. He has over 30 years’ experience in international trade both in the public and private sectors including 25 years with the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) both in Australia and overseas. He has also worked in the private sector managing the operations of a Canberra based computer software exporter. In 2015 Mr Juratowitch led the CCES team delivering the Trade Facilitation and Regulatory Compliance Management Development Program for the Laos PDR Government. He is also currently a Chair of the ACT Business Chamber’s International Business Taskforce and a member of the ACCI international trade policy advisory group.
Collins Rex has a wealth of management, marketing and communications experience, and she has owned and operated successful communications, media and advertising consultancies on two continents. She has worked with a range of companies, from multi-national airlines to local SMEs and not-for-profits, helping them refine their communications messages and reach new target markets.
An award-winning broadcaster and international voice-over artist, she has honed her presentation skills over the course of more than 25 years, and she gladly and ably shares her experience.
Collins is a passionate advocate for doing better business and building international networks.
Dianne has a long and varied career in international trade promotion and facilitation. She has spent over 35 years handling export transactions and is Chair of the Export Council of Australia and its Education Committee. During the past 20 years Dianne has worked with the Australian Institute of Export and various other non-government and government agencies to teach and encourage exporters to achieve their global ambitions.
Dr Mikhail Kashubsky
Dr Mikhail Kashubsky is a Senior Lecturer at CCES and a qualified Australian lawyer admitted to legal practice in 2005. Dr Kashubsky holds Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Laws, a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, a Master of Laws and a PhD. He has been teaching various subjects since 2005. His areas of specialisation are international trade law and offshore petroleum security law. Dr Kashubsky’s research interests include offshore oil and gas law, maritime and offshore security law, marine environment pollution law, and customs law, on which topics he has also published. He has also taught overseas, most recently lecturing in international environmental law and taxation at the Shanghai Customs College, Shanghai, China. Dr Kashubsky is also Head of the Secretariat of the International Network of Customs Universities.
Ian Smith is the Co-Founder and CEO of CargoHound, which was dubbed the “Uber of international freight” by the Sydney Morning Herald. He has extensive experience in international trade in both private and public sectors across a broad range of industries and multiple disciplines. Ian is a former Australian Trade Commissioner for the Midwest region of the United States and former Chairman of the Chicago International Trade Commissioners’ Association (CITCA) based out of Chicago. Prior to CargoHound he launched an online platform called United States Connect that provides a one-stop-shop for companies to access the information, advice and contacts they need to succeed in the United States.
Kevin Reilly is a specialist consultant in Customs and international trade facilitation. In 2006 Kevin established Global Trade Remedies Pty Limited (GTR) after a 35 year career, working for both the government and private sectors. Prior to establishing GTR, Kevin spent three years as a Senior Consultant with the Australian law firm, Corrs Chambers Westgarth specialising in customs and international trade issues Immediately prior to Corrs he worked with the international accounting firm of KPMG, for 12 ½ years. At KPMG he was responsible for the International Trade and Customs Practice. Before his career at KPMG, Kevin was a Director in the Australian Customs Service (Customs) Dumping Section where he was responsible for conducting dumping investigations. Before this Kevin worked in the majority of Customs’ areas including Cargo Control, Diesel Fuel, Drawbacks & Refunds, Excise, Exports, Import Control, Origin and Valuation, Tariff, and Warehousing.
Lloyd Guy is an independent consultant and advisor to importers/exporters. Lloyd has worked with importers and exporters through a banking back ground
for more than 30 years assisting with growth plans for companies. Lloyd’s experience has enabled him to travel with clients to overseas markets over
many years to help negotiate contracts between buyers and sellers. Lloyd has had experience working out of New Zealand, Australia and South East Asia
at several senior leadership roles. Lloyds passion is to assist companies of all sizes from the smallest SME’s to the large Corporates to advise on
current arrangements, assist with banking facilities, getting the right suppliers (as well as the right partners in freight/Insurance/banking) and
to grow the business in a sustainable robust way.
Lynn Rua is a skilled operational and commercial professional, currently working with a leading trade, logistics and distribution organisation. With 14 years’ experience developing constructive and cost effective logistics solutions to meet the challenges and obstacles across global import and export activities. Lynn has worked with the Export Council of Australia since 2002 as a former graduate. She now develops and presents workshops to teach best practice’ processes to maximise efficiency, quality, cost effectiveness and customer service throughout the supply chain. With her Diploma in English-Spanish Interpreting, she has a special interest in building relations and facilitating trade between Australia and Latin America.
Peter joined the Australian Institute of Export in August 2004, and now works as a special adviser on Skills Development for the ECA.
Peter has previously enjoyed a long career in international banking, working in senior trade roles with Westpac, Citibank and Bank of America. He has also worked with Efic in the marketing of Credit Insurance products. Other business experience comes from serving as a Director of an Australian Information Technology company, Infocast, originally owned by Citibank; as well as managing a Business Coaching franchise.
Mr Peter McRae is an internationally recognized customs broker with 17 years Australian industry experience, Peter McRae founded Platinum Freight® Management in 2000. It has grown to become a leading independent national customs brokering and freight forwarding company with international offices. McRae is a certified Customs Broker in Australia and New Zealand, as well as a Certified Customs Specialist in Canada and the USA. He is also a Certified Trade Compliance Specialist in Canada. In November 2015 McRae was named one of the top Australian customs brokers at the annual Shipping and Maritime Industry Awards. McRae holds a Masters of International Customs Law and Administration as well as a Masters of International Revenue Administration through the University of Canberra. He teaches Customs Brokering at NSW TAFE (St George Campus) and is an Adjunct Lecturer at the Centre of Customs and Excise Studies at Charles Sturt University.
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