Anton Stanish, Regional Director Australia and NZ, HomeAway

Anton is HomeAway’s Director for Australia and NZ, responsible for all of their businesses in the region, which include the Stayz, Bookabach, YesBookit and HomeAway brands.

He led the Stayz team through the sale of the business by Fairfax Media to HomeAway in 2013, and is excited to now be part of the leading online vacation rental marketplace worldwide.

Anton joined Fairfax in 2006, and enjoyed successful stints in a number of senior strategy and digital product management roles.

Before stepping into the Stayz General Manager role in 2011, other notable highlights within Fairfax included the start-up of the BrisbaneTimes and BusinessDay websites, as well as the acquisition of InvestSmart, an online managed funds business.

Prior to joining Fairfax, Anton’s career spanned corporate development, product development and consulting roles in New Zealand, the UK and Australia, including time at Hoyts Cinemas and Fletcher Challenge.

Anton brings over 12 years of experience in growing online businesses. Anton holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Cantebury (NZ), and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management and London Business School.

Born in New Zealand, Anton has lived in Sydney for the past 15 years.

Outside of work, Anton hopes to be spotted on a golf course or cheering on the All Blacks as they win another Rugby World Cup, but he is more likely to be spending time with his three young children.

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