Lance Scoular, The Savvy Navigator, is the Founder and CEO of Key Directions, and creator of

Hi Ho, I’m Lance Scoular, The Savvy Navigator, and this is a snapshot of my career in international trade, which I commenced in 1968. I have gained experience and expertise through a diverse range of organizations: multinational companies (3M Company & Baxter Healthcare); directorships with companies in the areas of freight forwarding, customs brokerage, international sales and marketing; working with and for industry peak bodies; and Government Organisations.
I have also founded a number of businesses since 1975.
Here is a brief summary of my qualification and experience:-


Lance Scoular - Tertiary Educational Qualifications
1971            Supervision Certificate - North Sydney TAFE
1975            Management Certificate - Hornsby TAFE
1999    Workplace Trainer Category 1 (Australian Business Learning)

Lance Scoular  - Industry Qualifications
1975 - 2015        Customs Brokers Licence - Australian Customs Service
1976            Export Certificate - Australian Institute of Export
1997            AQIS Accredited Broker   (Re-accredited 2005)

Training and Tutoring

With a unique understanding of the workings of the “stakeholders” in global business, (corporate, governmental, multinational and SME’s,) I am able to share my knowledge and insights in a clear, simple and understandable style. 

I have developed, provided and lectured at various courses, seminars and workshops relating to International Trade at institutions around Australia and Internationally.

These include:- 
Australian National University (ACT)   
Queensland University (Qld) 
Swinburne University (Vic) 
University of Technology Sydney (NSW)
University of Western Sydney – Nepean (NSW) 
Other Tertiary Institutions
Blacktown Community College  (NSW)
Central Coast Community College  (NSW) 
City East Community College  (NSW) 
Eastern Suburbs Community College  (NSW) 
Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Community College  (NSW) 
Hunter Community College  (NSW) 
Macarthur Community College  (NSW) 
Mosman Evening College  (NSW) 
Nepean Community College  (NSW) 
Parramatta Community College  (NSW) 
Queensland University (NSW)
Sydney Community College (NSW)
Wesley College (Vic)
Williams Business College (NSW)    

Industry Associations - Australia
Australian Electrotechnology Industry Training Centre Ltd.  
Australian Federation of International Forwarders 
Australian Industry Group      
Australian Institute of Export 
Customs Brokers & Forwarders Council of Aust Inc. 
Metal Trades Industry Association

Industry Associations - Overseas
 Sri Lanka Freight Forwarders Association 

Various consulting, Locum Customs Broker, and training assignments

Ansett International Air Freight (Perth)
DAS Distribution (Sydney, Canberra & Perth)
D R Hearn & Associates (Sydney)
Expeditors (Sydney)
Lep International  (Sydney)
Mainfreight Owens International (Sydney)
Sinclair Knight Mertz (Sydney)
Stockwell International (Sydney)
TNT International  (Sydney)

Social Media Marketing

Additionally, in recent years I have provided courses, both face to face and via webinars, on Social Media Marketing for Small Businesses.

Publications and Papers

"Exporters and Importers - Survive and Prosper" 
John Yelland and Lance Scoular   
Halstead Press for Australian Government Publishing Service Press  in association with
the National Executive of Small Business Agencies  (NESBA), 1994. 
ISBN : 0 644 32430 9

Scoping Report for Sea Cargo Automation Manual/Training Project
for the Cargo Automation Development Fund February - 1999

The Cargo Automation Development Fund (comprising representatives from the Australian Customs Service and peak bodies relating to importing and exporting) funded a scoping report I researched and compiled into the provision of a systems manual and training options for the Sea Cargo Automation System particularly utilising electronic and Internet/ World Wide Web delivery.

Major Presentations

‘GST Start-Up Seminars for the International Transport Sector’

In 2000 I developed, organised and delivered 47 Seminars nationwide for the GST Start-Up Office and a consortium of the Australian Federation of International Forwarders, Australian Institute of Export, Australian Shipping Federation & Liner Shipping Services. Other partners included: Australian Taxation Office, AusIndustry, and Australian State and Territory Export Councils

Cargo Management Re-engineering

The Australian Customs Service restructured its computer systems in the early 2000’s and also associated processes relating to the importing and exporting of goods.

I was one of a team on Industry and Customs presenters providing workshops nationally on the changes being implemented by the Australian Customs Service with the introduction of Cargo Management Re-engineering.

‘CMR Getting EXPORTS Right from 1 July 2002” 

CMR  Workshops

-   Digital Certificates & Export Reporting - 2003
-   Understanding the Exports Component of the Integrated Cargo System (ICS) – 2003
-   Import Reporting and Declarations and CMR
-   Digital Certificates & Export Reporting - 2003

Representation on Committees

I served as an industry representative on the following committees:

Australian Customs Service - Cargo Management Reengineering Learning and      
                                                    Development Forum             
Australian Taxation Office - Shipping Industry Partnership

Sydney Ports Cargo Facilitation Committee - Handling and Responsibilities of Dangerous Goods By Sea Forum -  (NSW)  

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