Lead Compliance Directors (LCD’s)
Lead Compliance Director
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Kent is an International Trade Consultant with over 45 years’ experience in the Customs Brokerage and International Freight Forwarding industry.
He commenced his career with a leading Sydney Customs Brokerage, Geo. Cornish Pty Limited. He was licensed as a Customs Broker in 1977.
He stayed with the company for 10 years and left to broaden his knowledge of the then fledgling international freight forwarding industry.
After a further 10 years working with two of the world’s leading international forwarders, Kent with his wife Robyn, together with the late Alan Kirkwood and his wife, Christine, purchased the company that gave him his first job in the industry and this company evolved into the highly regarded Cornish International. Kent served as Managing Director of the company until its sale in August 2014.
Since that time he has played a consultancy role with the new owners of the Cornish business, International Cargo Solutions.
Kent has been heavily involved with the industry associations and served a term as Chair of the Customs Brokers Council of Australia and as a Board Member of Tradegate Australia Limited.
He also served a marathon 15-year term as Industry Member on the National Customs Brokers Licensing Advisory Committee. This Committee deals with all customs broker related licensing and ethics matters and is constituted under the Customs Act 1901.
Away from work Kent enjoys golf and kayaking. He is the President of the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic Association, a charity that conducts the annual Hawkesbury Canoe Classic.