GIANTS Foundation Board Member
A consummate professional with a career spanning two decades in the hospitality industry, Antony sits on the executive team leading the commercial function within the Merivale group.
Working closely alongside CEO Justin Hemmes for over 10 years within Merivale’s core senior management team, most recently holding the role as Merivale’s Chief Commercial Officer since 2017, Antony (affectionately known as ‘AJ’) is a respected senior leader in the cultural development and commercial performance of Merivale’s acclaimed hospitality teams that serve a rapidly expanding portfolio of more than 70 food and beverage venues.
Immediately prior to re-joining Merivale in February 2014, Antony was an executive member and Commercial General Manager with the GIANTS based in NSW. This role saw Antony leading a team of eight business development professionals charged with building and managing commercial partnerships for the Sydney expansion club, GWS GIANTS.
Antony commenced his hospitality career as a Brand Manager at powerhouse beer label Heineken Australia and was tasked with delivering the Sydney 2000 Olympic games brand activation along with the 2003 Rugby World Cup brand activation.
Antony additionally was the proprietor of a private enterprise entity which was established to provide Food, beverage and management services to the music and entertainment festival sector servicing crowds of up to 100,000 nationally.
Antony is as all-round business professional with more than 20 years’ experience across a range of successful and high-profile ventures. Antony is married, has three children (four if you include the Jones’ black Labrador named Daisy!) and enjoys AFL football and running.