Anthony S Casey
Anthony S. Casey has always had a thirst for travel. After finishing Grammar school at the prestigious Chatham House, Casey had the urge to see the world. His curiosity was peaked by a book called Work Your Way Around the World by Susan Griffith. The book details ways to sustainably travel the world by finding temporary work in various industries. Hundreds of first-hand accounts fill the book, as well as details about seasonal work opportunities and ways to travel for free by land and air. Casey read the book in 1993 and was electrified by the idea of traveling around the world. What followed was a professional and personal life filled with new locations, experiences and perspectives.
After encountering that remarkable book and resource, Casey deferred entry into University and set off for Tenerife, the largest of the Spanish Canary Islands off the west coast of Africa. Tenerife has an area of only around 2,000 square kilometres, but is visited annually by around 5 million tourists. There, Anthony S. Casey found work on a racing yacht that traveled across the Atlantic Ocean in the ARC race. The 54-foot yacht made stops all along its voyage, including most of the Caribbean islands. After working aboard the yacht, Casey found himself in Miami, Florida in the United States. In Miami, Casey found success working as an events coordinator in the burgeoning dance music industry. House music is the forerunner to the wildly popular electric dance music (EDM) we know today. Miami has always had a reputation as a party hotspot, and Casey correctly estimated he could contribute to that reputation.
While in Miami, Anthony S. Casey’s adventurous spirit took him to yet another part of the world. While in Miami, Casey met a beautiful young heiress and moved back with her to her hometown in Germany. Being back in Europe allowed Casey to tap into the house music scene developing in Europe. He began traveling to Ibiza, Spain, to seek out opportunities in the house music industry. Hundreds of thousands of party-goers pour into Ibiza every year to attend the world famous super clubs. In Ibiza, with a business partner, Anthony S. Casey founded Raveco. Raveco specialized in facilitating the VIP experience for its clients. The success of Raveco demanded even more travel of Casey. He was able to make the most of contacts he made earlier in his travels and work at events in Tenerife and Miami. Raveco would go on to contribute to events in Frankfurt, Germany and Cape Town in South Africa. At it’s peak, Raveco was supplying thousands of VIP tickets every night to clients in 5 countries.
In 1996, Anthony S. Casey sold his share of the company to his business partner and moved back to UK. While back in England, Casey began his career in the financial sector. While maybe not as posh as VIP lounges with famous DJs and celebrities, working in finance provided opportunities for traveling. He was recruited to the UK Channel Island of Jersey to work with HSBC in their Far East Investment Services division. Jersey is an island in possession of the British Crown off the coast of Normandy, France. Casey spent two years on Jersey, gaining a valuable education in offshore banking.
By October 2002, Casey’s diligence was rewarded with a secondment to Singapore, in the International Banking Centre of HSBC. He was tasked with helping establish a new portfolio management division for HSBC. Singapore became home for Casey. After relocating in 2002, Casey got married and started a family. Though his family vacationed regularly, Singapore was truly home.
Now the Casey family are splitting their time between Spain, Singapore, England and Australia. Anthony S. Casey wants his son to experience the wide world as he did. A worldly view is crucial to the knowledge, understanding and conscientiousness that makes productive citizens of the world. Travel has sculpted Anthony S. Casey into the successful businessman he is today and it all started with reading a simple book. Thanks in part to the words of Susan Griffith, Anthony S. Casey truly has worked his way around the world.