Gillon McLachlan : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Education and Salary

Gillon McLachlan is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Football League know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Education and Salary

Gillon McLachlan : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Education and Salary
Gillon McLachlan
  Bio
Name Gillon McLachlan
Birthdate ( Age) 1973
Place of Birth Adelaide, Australia
Nationality Australian
Marital Status  Married
Spouse/Partner Laura Blythe (m. 2003)
Children Sydney McLachlanEdie McLachlanCleo McLachlan
Parents Angus McLachlanSylvia McLachlan
Education  University of Melbourne (1996), The University of Adelaide (1995), Trinity College, St Peter’s College
Profession Chief Executive Officer of the AFL
Net Worth $4 Million
Last Update September 2021

Gillon McLachlan 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. 

Gillon McLachlan with Wife

Gillon McLachlan with Wife

In 2003, he was appointed as General Manager of Commercial Operations and in 2008 was appointed Chief Operating Officer.

Early Life and Family

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.

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 Wife

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.

Gillon McLachlan Net Worth

Gillon McLachlan is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Football League has an estimated Net Worth around $4 Million in 2021.

Gillon McLachlan Salary

McLachlan, who said he would take a pay cut on Monday when announcing that the season would be reduced to 17 home-and-away games, was paid $1.74 million in 2016 when the AFL last allowed the chief executive's salary to be made public.

Professiona Career

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), 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 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.

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 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.

In 2014, McLachlan was appointed Patron for 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.