Russell Wilkinson (Sydney)

 

CEO – Trusted Trader International 

(A Wilks Company)

Email: russell.wilkinson@trustedtrader.com.au

Mobile: +61 428 115 153

As a Customs and International Trade (CIT) expert, I aim to improve the compliance of customs duty in a client’s business, thereby producing cash savings, real margin improvement and enhanced Customs Compliance for the future of the business.

I have over 35 years of experience in the CIT Consulting industry, and conduct strategic compliance reviews for clients of TTI Advisory, both within Australia and internationally, in relation to AEO and Trusted Trader type programs.

During my career, I have worked with many Multi-National Companies (MNC's) and small-to-medium enterprises on all customs-related issues, providing compliance improvement programs across supply chains internationally.

As CEO and Founder of TTI Advisory, I work with many clients including import distributors, manufacturers, retailers and companies within the international freight forwarding sector seeking Trusted Trader accreditation.

I have been encouraged by the industry support received in a relatively short period for our business concept. We now have received confirmation of our alliance partners in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Darwin and Auckland.

In our leadership team alone, we have 200+ years of customs industry experience! 

Given our extensive experience, we are able to assess both importers/exporters and international freight forwarders in relation to whether these companies are "Trusted Trader Ready", and if not, the quantum of Customs Compliance and Supply Chain Security improvements that need to be undertaken.

Specialties: Our deep understanding of all facets of the customs compliance, including reducing customs duty embedded in a business, conducting customs compliance reviews involving multiple service providers and improving relationships with Government on all matters relating to customs, industry policy, foreign affairs and trade.

 

Industry Experience

CEO - Founder at   TTI Advisory Pty Ltd

April 2016- Present (1 month) TTI Advisory Pty Ltd (A Wilks Company) – CEO – Founder

National Principal - Customs & International Trade (Australia & NZ)

at Crowe Horwath Australia Pty Ltd

October 2011 -  March 2016 (4 years 6 months)

Lead Sydney Director Customs & International Trade at PwC

August 2008 – September 2011

Owner – Director - Trade Consultants (Vic) Pty Ltd in Collins St, Melbourne

1991 – July 2008

National Director – Customs & Trade - EY Melbourne

1986 – 1991

Brambles International Freight

1981 – 1986 (including 3 years in the Canberra Consultancy Office)