Anthony Bailey was recently appointed to the position of Country Manager in Fiji for the Schools of Tourism and Hospitality and Health and Community Services. He replaces Jim Irwin, who has returned to Melbourne after three years' service with APTC.
Anthony is from Melbourne and originally trained as a chef. He spent some time travelling in Europe and the UK before training as a VET teacher at the University of Melbourne and teaching at Swinburne University of Technology in the late 1990s. He has worked at Box Hill Institute since 2002 in several roles in the Centre for Hospitality and Tourism Studies, including Centre Manager. His most recent position at the Institute was General Manager - Hospitality and Business Management, a role he combined with Head of School for the APTC School of Tourism and Hospitality.
As Head of School for STH Anthony has been involved with APTC almost from the beginning and was responsible for the initial marketing and recruitment trips to Kiribati and the Solomon Islands in 2007. More recently he worked for two months at the APTC Vanuatu campus and increased his knowledge and experience of the Pacific region through this extended stay. He managed to learn a small amount of Bislama while in Port Vila, which he is busily improving with the Vanuatu students who arrived in Nadi last week.