Julian was born in Twickenham, England and grew up in the rubble-strewn post-war South London that evolved into the exciting swinging sixties and the call for peace. His first brush with fame and success was spending Saturday nights in local pups enjoying the company of the many then-unknown pop groups like the Rolling Stones.
Julian became a professional engineer and emigrated to Australia in 1972 where he served as a Squadron Leader in the RAAF. Since then he has spent over 30 years as a senior executive, business owner, coach and consultant across of dozens of industries.
He is the author of several business books and you can tune in to hear his business wisdom tips each week on 2NURFM at 1pm on Thursdays for Business, the Law and You, a popular program that has been running for over 16 years.
Why is Julian often seen with his penguin? You need to visit his website www.businesswizard.com.au for the answer!
Tony holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Newcastle and is now the director and owner of AV Chartered Accountants. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Accountants, a Chartered Tax Adviser and a Registered Tax Agent. He is married with three gorgeous daughters. Outside of work he is a football (soccer) tragic, enjoys collecting music and presents a weekly show on 2NURFM.
Tony likes his music that little bit Left of Centre and comes to the studio with a collection of covers, acoustic versions and songs from movie soundtracks. Each week you’ll hear a comedy treat and a live recording and even album tracks from well known artists when you join Tony Vidray for Left of Centre each Wednesday evening from 8 o'clock.
Tony is a very active member of the Polish Community. Since January 2000, through the Polish Program on 2NURFM he supports and promotes the Polish Association Newcastle. He created and manages the Polish Association Newcastle website.
When not at work, Tony enjoys spending time with his family, especially his two lovely granddaughters. He enjoys walking around his suburb, covering over 4000 km in the last few years.
Tony holds a Master in Electronics and is an IEAust Member.
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