This Tuesday the 13/03/2018 we will be joined by Alan Flint. Come along and join us at Platters Cafe and Bar in Diamond Creek!
Alan joined the Commonwealth Bank direct from school in 1956 and by 1960, had reached the position of Head Teller at the busy Dandenong branch before transferring to the new Reserve Bank of Australia in Collins Street, Melbourne. In 1972, he was promoted to the Reserve Bank's Note Printing Branch in Victoria Parade, Fitzroy as one of three 'certifying' officers entrusted to supervise, in the main, the destruction of soiled, mutilated and misprinted banknotes and postage stamps. Alan progressed through security, stamp production, safety and staff training positions.
In 1981, the Reserve Bank's Note Printing Branch relocated to a purpose built facility at Craigieburn and was corporatised in 1998 as NOTE PRINTING AUSTRALIA. There, Alan moved to executive positions including polymer banknote technology then on to project management for the construction of the huge Exhibition and Display Gallery to open during the Bicentennial year in 1988.
In 1994, after 40 years in the 'banking world' Alan retired as Curator and Numismatic Sales Manager. He joined the Universal Rare Coin and Banknote Company in Melbourne as their Senior Numismatic Consultant and managed their retail shop for the next 15 years.
Outside of work, Alan has been vice-president of the Melbourne Chapter of the International Bank Note Society for the past 12 years and belong to a number of Numismatic clubs, Societies and Associations.
Currently, he am Acting President of the Mernda Combined Probus Club.