Gerard RodriguesGerard Rodrigues was born 17 March 1958, and attended Salesian College Chadstone from 1972 to 1975. Gerard worked at the Australian Customs Service in Melbourne for over 35 years in the Department of Immigration and Border Protection in numerous roles in Intelligence, Investigations, Human Resources and Strategic Planning. Seconded to the Australian Federal Police from 1999 to 2001, Gerard investigated what was then one of the largest potential fraud cases in Australia’s history, a major global smuggling operation. As Director of Cargo Operations at the Australian Border Force, Gerard oversaw Australia’s largest ever seizure of drugs, valued at over 700 million dollars. Gerard has completed numerous successful overseas aid assignments on behalf of AusAid and the United Nations, which delivered significant reforms and improvements in border protection and trade facilitation processes in several developing countries.
Gerard is the recipient of an Australia Day Award for quality service and business excellence in the Public Service. Over four years, Gerard was Counsellor (Europe and Africa) of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection at the Australian Embassy in Brussels, assisting to deliver significant trade and national security outcomes for Australia. Gerard lives in Melbourne with his wife Emma and two daughters, Olivia and Michaela.
Hall of Fame Inductee - International Relations
Captain of the Under 16's Soccer Team, Captain of the Senior Soccer Team, Coach of the Senior Soccer Team
SBS News Article
Customs seize 30kg drugs at mail centres
Gerard Rodrigues Bio