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Tony Page

Writing, Photography, Advertising and Web Site Consultancy

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Profile

Internationally experienced writer and photographer with a senior management level advertising background. Proven organisational expertise in both business and extreme external environments. Highly developed presentational and interpersonal skills with computer proficiency in web communications and graphics. UK legally qualified. Very widely travelled with extensive expatriate experience in the Far East.

Business Experience

1995 - current

ZAMBAGRAFIX
Sydney, Australia

Owner and Managing Director

  • Website creation and consultancy
  • Professional photography
  • Copywriting (web, advertising, corporate, editorial)
  • Graphic design

1993 - current

GRAPHICAT-TAO LIMITED
Hong Kong

Director

  • Partnership with graphic design studio owner for joint projects

1981- 2002

TAO CONSULTANTS (HONG KONG) LIMITED
Hong Kong

Owner and managing director

  • Creative consultant specialising in the production of corporate literature and advertising
  • Clients worked for include ASM Pacific Technology, Charoen Pokphand, Daido Concrete, Hutchison Telecom (worldwide), IBM, Inchcape Pacific, Jardine International Motors, Kowloon Motor Bus Company, Malla Hotel Kathmandu, Mikimoto Pearls, Mobil Oil, Noble Group, Ta Yang Manufacturing, Tricom, Ultra-Tek
  • Photojournalist emphasising travel and destination subjects
  • Mainly airline, credit card and hotel magazines, including Discovery (Cathay Pacific), Mabuhay (Philippine Airlines), Pacific (American Express), Signature (Diners Club), Silver Kris (Singapore Airlines), South China Morning Post, Stars & Stripes (US Armed Forces).

1978 - 1981

J WALTER THOMPSON LIMITED
Hong Kong

Creative Director

Senior English Copywriter

  • Billings increased by 350% during my tenure
  • Accounts: Lufthansa (regional), Gulf Air (regional), Pan Am (regional), Thai International (local), Johnson & Johnson, Carnation, Lipton Tea, Singer Sewing Machines, Standard Brands (various), Esselte Dymo, Talon Zippers, Parker Pens (regional), Bausch & Lomb (regional), Burger King, Glaxo (various), Rolex, International Wool Secretariat, Hyatt Hotel (regional), Hong Kong Hilton, German National Tourist Board, MD Motors ( BL & Rolls Royce), Relyon Beds

1975 - 1976

HYAMS ROBINSON & ASSOCIATES LIMITED
Johannesburg

Senior Copywriter

  • Accounts: OK Bazaars (largest chain of department stores doing much theme/retail advertising), Peugeot, Helena Rubinstein, Insurance, Engineering.

1975

P N BARRETT LIMITED
Johannesburg

Copywriter

  • Accounts: Volkswagen, Firestone, Dunlop (sports)

1974 - 1975

TRADE WINDS TRAVEL & FORWARDING LIMITED
London

Owner and managing director

  • Organised expeditions across Africa

1973 - 1974

SIAFU EXPEDITIONS LIMITED
London

Company Secretary

  • Conducted O & M study of company and led expeditions in Africa

1970 -1973

Barrister

  • In successful practice as barrister-at-law in London

 

Personal information

  • Marital status: married; no children
  • Nationality: British, Australian
  • Place of Birth: United Kingdom
  • Residency rights: E.C, Australia

Travel experience

  • Africa: Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Zaire, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia, Ethiopia, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa
  • Asia: Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong, China, Korea, Japan, Philippines, Taiwan
  • Pacific: Australia, Fiji, Tonga, Western Samoa, Tahiti, Cook Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Guam, New Caledonia
  • Europe, USA, Canada, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia

Professional qualifications

  • Barrister-at-law, Gray’s Inn
  • Association of Photographers (London)
  • Society of Advertising, Commercial & Magazine Photographers (Australia)

Education

  • Barrister-at-law (Gray’s Inn)
  • LLB (Hons) University of Birmingham
  • S level (merit) English, A levels French, German (Oxford & Cambridge)

Professional memberships/positions

  • Former Vice-President, now Webmaster,  Society of Advertising, Commercial & Magazine Photographers (Australia)
  • Member, Association of Photographers (London)
  • Member, Foreign Correspondents Club (Hong Kong)
  • Member, Gray’s Inn

Community activities

  • Vice-President, Mosman Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Kareela Court Strata Council
  • Member, Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • Supporting Member, Sydney Opera

Interests and activities

Buddhism, fine arts, opera, drama, personal fitness, running, trekking, travel and foreign cultures - and web-surfing.

Languages

French, German, basic Spanish

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