With a BA in Design Media, Tony’s career began in advertising with West Australian Newspapers and as promotions co-ordinator for Myer. He has built and sold two successful agencies, designed, developed and built a unique ‘design online’ business marketing platform, securing $500K in venture capital funding and created an interactive TV drama series that featured at MipTV in Cannes.
In 2009 BrandManager won the Sydney Hills Business In Excellence Award for Innovation, in 2010 became the Marketing Support Partner for the Sydney Hills Business Chamber and were finalists in 2012 for the Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence. Tony currently works with SME’s, fast growing family businesses and corporate brands from Australia and New Zealand, China, India, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Ireland and the UK – helping them achieve their market potential through effective brand marketing. As an accomplished TV and radio presenter he is currently featured on Kochie’s Business Builders national business TV series, producing a TV series for SKY Business called ‘Behind The Brand’, developing a business reality show called ‘The Suits’ and about to release his first book, ‘How to start a business in two weeks’.
As an MC, keynote presenter and facilitator, Tony is a member of National Speakers of Australia and regularly hosts corporate events from 70 to 7000 attendees.
He has acted in disputes involving all aspects of corporate law, partnerships, trade practices, building and construction law, employment law, professional negligence, local government planning and environment, product liability, guarantees, trusts and estates, defamation and contract disputes.
He also provides strategic advice to boards and management teams on all aspects of the Corporations Act, including: constitutions, board and committee roles and processes, director duties, employee incentive schemes, conflicts and disclosure.
He has conducted matters in the High Court, Supreme Court, Federal, District and Local Courts together with a variety of Tribunals.
Geoff has always been an active member in the Western Sydney community having been President of the Law Society of NSW, Parramatta Rotary Club, Parramatta City Chamber of Commerce and Artswest. He was an elected member of the Parramatta City Council for 4 ½ years (1999-2003).
He is a former Deputy Chancellor of the University of Western Sydney and is still very actively involved in a number of University activities.
He was the founding Chairman of the University’s major commercial entity, UWS Connect. He also was founding Chairman of Television Sydney.