Gillon McLachlan

Birth Day January 1st, 1973
Birth Place Adelaide
Age 51 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn

The Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Football League (AFL) is named for Gillon McLachlan. Moreover, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Football League (AFL) on 30 April 2014, succeeding Andrew Demetriou. He had previously been his deputy. Let's discuss his biography, family, age, height, facts, wife and more about Gillon McLachlan.

Famous For

  • Being the CEO of the Australian Football League. 
  • Being the partner of Laura Blythe.

Gillon Mclachlan, the CEO of AFL


Early Life of Gillon McLachlan

On 1st January 1973, Gillon McLachlan was born in Adelaide, Australia as Gillon McLachlan. He is Australian by nationality and his ethnicity is White. As of 2020, he celebrated his 47th birthday. He was born to Angus McLachlan and Sylvia McLachlan, his parents/family. He has three brothers named Hamish McLachlan, Banjo McLachlan, and Will McLachlan. His father was a former cricketer. He was raised in the family's farm 'Rosebank' in Mount Pleasant. As per his education, he attended St Peter's College, Adelaide. Gillon started to play football during his school days. He was graduated from the University of Adelaide obtaining a Bachelor of Commerce. He also graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1996 obtaining Bachelor of Laws. He is Christian by religion. 

Sports Career of Gillon McLachlan

  • Regarding Gillon McLachlan's career, he played Australian football in the Hills Football League colts competition for the now-defunct Pleasant Valley club. 
  • He played with Melbourne University Blues in the Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA). 
  • 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 the captain.
  • He was on the Carlton Football Club supplementary list from 1996 to 1997. 
  • He has represented Victoria in polo and has been a national selector. 

Business Career of Gillon McLachlan

  • He worked as a management consultant with Accenture after leaving university.
  • He was employed as a strategy consultant to the AFL by CEO Wayne Jackson in the year 2000. 
  • In the year 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.
  • He 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 before taking on the CEO role at the AFL. 
  • He also supervised the AFL's investigation into the Melbourne Football Club tanking scandal and the negotiations with Essendon Football Club supplements controversy in the year 2013. 
  • On 30th April 2014, the AFL Chairman Mike Fitzpatrick announced that he would be appointed as AFL CEO replacing Andrew Demetriou.
  • In the year 2012, it was reported that he rejected the CEO positions at the National Rugby League and Liverpool F.C.
  • In the year 2014, he was appointed Patron for the Children's Cancer Foundation. McLachlan stated: "Australian football is built on community. 
  • Since 2015, he has also been a member of The Million Dollar Lunch Committee.

Personal Life of Gillon McLachlan

Gillon McLachlan With His Wife, Laura McLachlan


Gilon McLachlan is a married person. He was married to Laura Blythe who is the daughter of Spotless Chairman Brain Blythe. The duo first met at Trinity College, where he was pursuing a bachelor's degree and fell in love with Laura. They tied a knot in the year 2003. Moreover, the duo is blessed with four children: a son Sydney McLachlan and three daughters Baby Luna, Edie and Cleo McLachlan. Eddie is the eldest child while Baby Luna is the youngest. As of today, the couple is living a happy life without any disturbances. His sexual orientation is straight. 

Net Worth of Gillon McLachlan

Gilon McLachlan is the CEO of AFL. His net worth will be surely in millions. As of 2020, he has an estimated net worth of $18 Million. He has good earning from his profession as CEO. He managed to raise his salary banked with $1.74 million. He is satisfied with his earnings as of now. He is living a luxurious lifestyle from his career. 

Body Measurements of Gillon McLachlan

Gillon McLachlan is a very handsome person with a charming personality and attractive character attracting a lot of people's attention towards him. He has an average body build. He has a fair complexion with brown hair and grey eyes. His body measurements such as height, weight, and other body measurements will be added soon once we get information about it. Overall, he has got a healthy body. 

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