Tony Harrison is a communications consultant from Tasmania who has worked in journalism and public relations and government relations. He is a former political journalist and former press secretary to two Tasmanian Premiers. Tony Harrison was a former corporate affairs manager with the Australian Tourist Commission, he is a former Executive Chairman of Tasmanian public relations and government relations consultancy, Corporate Communications and was a majority shareholder of the business. Tony Harrison has been involved in providing high-level corporate advice and political lobbying services to clients in Tasmania and Australia, as well as overseeing community consultation programs for the corporate sector and for government, he is the former National President of the Public Relations Institute of Australia and past President of the PRIA in Tasmania. He has won awards for public relations and marketing including a PRIA National Golden Target Gold Award in 2000 and 2003 for government communication.
The consultancy has won a National Golden Target Gold award. Tony Harrison was awarded a special Tasmania Day Award for his service to the public relations profession. Outside the business, Tony Harrison is a Director of Cricket Australia and former Chairman of Cricket Tasmania, a member of the Council of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Harrison was on the PRIA Tasmanian Council for 12 years and served as Vice President for two years followed by four years as Tasmanian President, he was involved in the organisation of two national conferences held in Tasmania and was chairman of a successful 1992 Hobart event. Tony Harrison was instrumental in establishing the Tasmanian Awards for Excellence in conjunction with two sister organisations, the Australian Marketing Institute and the Advertising Club of Tasmania and chaired the Awards committee for three terms; the Tasmanian awards became the benchmark for the establishment of similar State-based awards programs throughout Australia.
In 1996, he travelled to the United Kingdom to initiate talks with the Institute of Public Relations in London about reciprocal industry activities. In 1997 he visited Singapore and Malaysia as a representative of the PRIA to be a keynote speaker in consecutive industry professional development seminars, he was a keynote speaker at the 1993 PRIA national convention in Sydney, the 1996 Public Relations Institute of New Zealand Convention in Rotorua, New Zealand and the 1997 joint PRIA/PRINZ convention in Auckland. He chaired the 1997 Public Relations Industry Summit in Sydney
John William Ogden was a British trade unionist. Ogden was born in Greater Manchester, to Peter and Martha Ogden, he was baptised 14 September 1862. He began working half-time in a cotton mill at the age of eight and soon became active in his local trade union. In 1891, he was elected as secretary of the Heywood, Castleton and District Weavers' Association, through this he served on the council of the Amalgamated Weavers' Association, he became president of the Amalgamated Weavers in 1910, the following year was elected to the Parliamentary Committee of the Trades Union Congress. He served as President of the TUC in 1918, as its delegate to the American Federation of Labour in 1920. Ogden joined the Independent Labour Party in the 1890s, through this became active in the Labour Party, standing unsuccessfully for Sowerby at the 1918 and 1922 general elections, he served on Heywood Town Council and spent much of his spare time working with the Workers' Educational Association. Ogden broke his leg around the end of 1929.
The leg was amputated, but he died three months from resulting complications