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Nationality  Australian
Spouse  Laura Blythe (m. 2003)
Role  Executive

Name  Gillon McLachlan
Occupation  CEO of AFL
Uncles  Ian McLachlan
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Born  1973 (age 41-42)Adelaide, South Australia
Siblings  Hamish McLachlan, Will McLachlan, Banjo McLachlan
Parents  Angus McLachlan, Sylvia McLachlan
Children  Edie McLachlan, Sydney McLachlan, Cleo McLachlan
Similar People  Hamish McLachlan, Andrew Demetriou, Mike Fitzpatrick, Adam Goodes, Phil Walsh

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Gillon McLachlan (born 1973) is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Football League (AFL). He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Football League (AFL) on 30 April 2014, succeeding Andrew Demetriou. He had previously been Demetriou's deputy.


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McLachlan grew up on his family farm 'Rosebank', located in Mount Pleasant, South Australia. His parents are Angus, a former first class cricketer, and Sylvia. He is the eldest of four brothers: Hamish, Will and Banjo. 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.

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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. He is married to Laura Blythe, who was a fellow resident at Trinity College and is the daughter of former Spotless Chairman, Brian Blythe. The McLachlans have four children: Edie, Cleo, Sydney and Luna.

Sports career

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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), he was captain (2000-2002), C.W. McLeod Trophy for best-and-fairest (2000), committeeman and made a life member (2003). He was a regular VAFA Representative including 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.

Business career

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After leaving university, McLachlan worked as a management consultant with Accenture. In 2000, he was employed as a strategy consultant to the AFL by CEO Wayne Jackson. In 2003, he was appointed as General Manager of Commercial Operations and in 2008 was appointed Chief Operating Officer. In December 2012, he was appointed Deputy CEO. Before taking on the CEO role at the AFL, 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 Essendon Football Club supplements controversy. On 30 April 2014, the AFL Chairman Mike Fitzpatrick announced McLachlan would be 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.

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In 2012, it was reported that he rejected the CEO positions at the National Rugby League and the Liverpool F.C.


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