Tim Maclachlan

Tim Maclachlan


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TEC Chair: Chief Executive Program
TEC Chair: Small Business Program

Upon graduating from Melbourne University, I began my career in the consumer finance industry, with a subsidiary of the U.S. Household International group. I then moved into marketing with the Consumer Products Division of BASF Australia Ltd – a subsidiary of the German chemical group. Serving in a number of marketing and management roles, culminated in my appointment as Senior Executive for the business unit – the youngest ever appointed to this level.

Subsequently, I was appointed founding CEO of EMTEC Magnetics Australia Pty Ltd – a subsidiary of another German multinational – marketing a diverse array of recording media products to a broad base of consumer, industrial, business, media and I.T. markets.

I established EMTEC as a start-up subsidiary and a new brand in the recording media industry, leveraging emerging digital technologies to achieve rapid growth and market leadership. Initiatives undertaken in marketing, strategic outsourcing, and re-orienting supply lines from Europe to Asia resulted in this becoming the most profitable subsidiary in the global group.

After 20 years working and travelling with multinationals, I founded my own management consultancy, EQIUM – assisting small and medium sized enterprises to develop their strategy, marketing and human capital. I am actively involved in executive coaching and consulting.