Professor David Widdowson is Chief Executive Officer of the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies at Charles Sturt University, Australia. He is the founder and president of the International Network of Customs Universities, founder and Editor-in-Chief of the World Customs Journal, a member of the World Customs Organization’s Partnership in Customs Academic Research & Development, a member of the Scientific Board for the World Customs Organization and a founding director of the Trusted Trade Alliance.
David holds a PhD in Public Sector Management and has over 40 years’ experience in international trade regulation, including 21 years with the Australian Customs Service. In 2019 he was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to higher education in the field of international trade and customs. His research areas include Trade Facilitation, Regulatory Compliance Management, Risk Management and Supply Chain Security.