Andrew McLachlan is the new Director of the International Centre for Financial Services at the University of Adelaide.
Andrew has over 20 years experience in the financial services industry. He has held senior leadership and executive positions in national financial service groups including Tower and IOOF. His responsibilities have included being the Chief Executive for Australian Executor Trustee’s personal trust business.
He is a Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia and the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. He has served on the national executive of the Trustee Corporations Association of Australia and on the compliance and investment boards of the Financial Services Council.
Prior to taking up executive appointments, Andrew worked as a lawyer specialising in superannuation, banking and finance law. He holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Adelaide, a Master of Laws from the University of Edinburgh and a Master of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management (University of Sydney and University of NSW).
Andrew is a non executive director of Cavendish Superannuation and the treasurer of St John Ambulance (SA). He is also a specialist external member of the audit committee of the Norwood, Payneham & St Peters’ Council as well as the Highbury Landfill Authority.
Andrew has served in the Australian Army Reserve as a legal officer for over 15 years which has included service in Afghanistan. He holds the rank of Colonel and specialises in conducting administrative inquiries. In 2007 he was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for his outstanding services as the leader of the panel of South Australian Army lawyers.
His areas of expertise include senior executive leadership, financial services, corporate governance, risk management and compliance. He continues to practice in administrative and trust law.