Tony (Anthony) Fox
Following four years at the Tasmanian School of Art studying Graphic Design, Tony began his television career as a producer/presenter at TVT6 for children’s and music television in 1978. In 1984 he moved behind the camera to concentrate on developing children’s television programs ‘KTV’ and ‘Good Sports’. Both of these program series were successfully sold nationally to the Nine Network, throughout Australia’s regional television network and international television markets, including the USA, Asia, Israel, France, Belgium and the UK.
In 1987 Tony moved to Adelaide as a producer of Nine Network’s children’s program and in 1989 for the following three years, moved to the commercial side of the industry as production manager for Prime Television in Canberra and Executive Producer for the WIN Network in Wollongong.
In late 1991, he left the industry to take up an offer to return to Hobart as CEO and develop a company for the Tasmanian Government’s Arts Advisory Board; the Tasmanian Design Development Company. This company was established to assist the development and marketing of Tasmania’s craft and design industry. Tony relocated to Sydney in 1998 to establish the Australian Craft and Design Company using the Tasmanian model for Craft Australia.
In 1999 he returned to television at the Seven Network as Network producer for the Design department producing titles and graphics packages for their programs and specifically The Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, Rugby World Cup, Australian Open Tennis and numerous Melbourne Cup Broadcasts.
In 2003 Tony created his own production company in Sydney, A J Media Pty Ltd developing and producing broadcast and corporate sales and marketing content for national and international clients. Clients included AMP, Commonwealth Bank, Nestle' Virgin, Fidelity International and Sanofi-aventis pharmaceuticals to name a few. In 2007 Tony returned to the 7 Network and specifically 7 News at Martin Place as Network Head of Editorial News Graphics encompassing Early News, Sunrise, the Morning Show, Today Tonight, daily national bulletins and the State’s 6pm bulletins. In 2015 he accepted a position to return to Hobart and the station where it all started and manage WIN Television.
Mid 2019 Tony returned to the freelance world of media and established his business Smith Street Company, specialising in design, producing and media management.
Over these years Tony completed the Australian Company Directors Course, and has given his time to sit on a number of Boards, as an ex officio director (Tasmanian Design Development Company) and as a Director for TasDance and The Tasmanian Arts Industry Training Board, plus other organisational roles.
Tony is a practising and performing musician (keys) and has been playing since a young teenager. As a business person and a musician, he is keen to work for and see greater development prospects and performance opportunities for Tasmanian musicians both on the local and national stage. Tony brings skills in executive management, developmental practice, sales and marketing, has a strong grasp of non-profit organisational management, music performance and industry contacts.