Tony Packard

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Anthony Charles "Tony" Packard (born 14 April 1943) is a former Australian politician. He was the Liberal member for The Hills in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from 1990 to 1993.

Packard was born in London, England, the son of Charles and Maude Packard. He was educated at Peter Symonds College a private school in Winchester before becoming a clerk at Barclays and Lombards Bank. He migrated to Australia in 1967 and became a car dealer.[1]

Early life[edit]

Tony Packard was born on 14 April 1943 to Timothy Packard and Maude Packard. He attended the Peter Symonds private school Winchester Clerk. After school he worked at Barclays Bank in London. In 1967 Tony migrated to Australia with Best friend Peter shade.

Personal life[edit]

After coming to Australia, Tony married Roslyn and had 4 children to her; Timothy, Ross, Penny and Kate. However, Tony and Roslyn's marriage ended. Tony then in 1986 married Kim McWhinney, a Sydney based model. Shortly after they had a son name Edward and a daughter named Alexandra.

Tony Packard Holden[edit]

Well known for his television commercials that used the catch phrase "just up the Windsor Road from Baulkham Hills, and let me do it right for you!". Tony Packard Holden was one of the most profitable and successful dealerships of its time selling unprecedented units of cars per month.

Charity work[edit]

He was Deputy National President of the Variety Club of Australia for four years, Chairman of the Baulkham Hills Orange Blossom Festival for seven years, and on the committee of the Breakthrough Foundation, a charity formed to help homeless children.

Political[edit]

In 1990, when state Liberal MP Fred Caterson resigned from parliament, Tony was preselected as the Liberal candidate for the resultant by-election in Caterson's seat of The Hills. After winning the by-election he was re-elected in the general election the following year with 67% of the vote.[1] While an MP, Packard was charged over earlier use of concealed listening devices in his car dealership and forced to resign from Parliament in 1993.[2]

Present[edit]

Mr Packard currently resides in Melbourne and is a highly regarded automotive sales trainer responsible of the success of numerous car dealerships across Australia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Parliament of New South Wales (2008). "Mr (Tony) Anthony Charles Packard (1943 – )". Former Members. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Green, Anthony. "Castle Hill - NSW Election Votes 2011". ABC News. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
Parliament of New South Wales
Preceded by
Fred Caterson
Member for The Hills
1990–1993
Succeeded by
Michael Richardson