Head of Sales & Customer Relations Australia and New Zealand – Interim Western Australia Point of Contact
Tel: +61 (0) 403 189 691
Tony has the privilege of being responsible for the one of the most energetic and passionate sales teams in this country, and combined with the nearly 65 years of Club med experience amongst the team, our Travel Partners should have no hesitation in coming to the team for advice on their clients next Club Med adventure. Tony speaks Japanese and after a few years living in Japan after completing his University Degree in Business Management – Marketing, he decided to visit the Whitsundays in 2001 and soon began working as the Excursions Manager for Club Med Lindeman Island.
In his 4 years with Club Med then, he spent 1 year at Club Med Kabira, in Okinawa, Japan, where he was the first non-Japanese Excursions Manager, and grew the business there to the most profitable ever. Tony then left Club Med for 4 years at Scenic, where he worked his way up from the QLD Sales Development Manager, to Victoria and then NSW State Manager.
In 2009, he was approached to join an up and coming Cruise Company opening a corporate office in Australia, Royal Caribbean Cruises. As National Key Account Manager, Tony’s role was to grow the profile of this brand amongst the trade community, and managing the major wholesale and retail portfolios, gave him great exposure to the cruise industry, and some key contacts which he now has for his new role as the Head of Sales in Australia and NZ for Club Med. When not working, he likes to be at the beach, on the ski slopes, or trying out a new Mexican restaurant.