The horse business is a people business like no other. It's a small world, fakes get found out pretty quickly and your reputation is the only business introduction that counts for anything.
First and foremost people love horses and love being in the horse game and that is a pretty good start to excelling in it. Expertise is valued in all its forms. Knowledge does not come from the production line of management schools but rather from being hands on.
Longevity in business rarely correlates with expertise. Tony is committed to embracing new ideas to benefit clients.
"What do I love about this job? The people! That and dealing with horses. A horse is a beautiful thing that inspires people. There's nothing else like it!"
After a childhood and youth that was spent around horses at Port Macquarie, Tony found his way into the business after 4 years as a Loans officer for the Commonwealth Bank. That was 23 years ago and he hasn't looked back.
Tony started his horse insurance career with one of the pioneers of the industry and by 1990 had become Rural Manager for another specialist insurance broker. From 1994 to 2003 he was Rural Manager for Wilburtins which later became Austbrokers Bloodstock Department in 2005.
Tony is a horse owner and trader who walks the walk as someone who knows firsthand the issues that owners face and is a well known and respected figure in the bloodstock industry.
"A horse is a beautiful thing that inspires people.There's nothing else like it!"