Mr. John Howard

Senior Lecturer

Phone: +61 2 6272 6300


Specialising in:

Cross Border Facilitation Initiatives
Process Mapping
Cargo Process Re-Engineering
Interagency Border Management
Border Security
Risk Management
Trade Facilitation


John Howard is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre.  He has worked extensively in the Middle East on border management and security projects with USAID; with ADB in the Greater Mekong Sub Region (GMS) on cross border facilitation initiatives; with ASEAN customs administrations on development of a cargo processing model; with AusAID in Cambodia on implementation of risk management; on the Iraq Border Control Project developing programs and training for Customs and Quarantine officers in Iraq; and with the World Bank Group, International Finance Corporation (IFC) on reform and modernization projects in Nepal, the Philippines, Bangladesh and Timor-Leste. For the past 2 years John has been involved in a Trade Facilitation project in Timor while also working in Myanmar on implementing the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement.

John holds a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and a Master’s degree in International Customs Law and Administration. He has completed a Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment and has extensive international and domestic experience in border management and administration. He has worked on training development and preparation of course material for education projects in Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Timor-Leste.

His areas of expertise include air and sea passenger processing, process mapping, cargo, inter-agency cooperation at the border, border security, risk management, intelligence and trade facilitation including preparation of assessments related to the implementation of the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA).