Marque Owen

Innovation and Creativity, Executive Producer Innovation and Creativity
Marque has been devoted to the media and communications industry for over 20 years. He joined Telstra in 2006 and now reports to Mark Collis, producing special projects that will lead to positive social media engagement. He has previously managed such exciting projects as the BigPond News Ticker, the BigPond Adelaide Film Festival sponsorship and, with Lorraine Bitmirza, was a lead in the initial development of the UI for the T-Box, leading to his appointment as Program Manager, IPTV. However, his highest achievement was managing the sponsorship of the first mother/daughter team to scale Mount Everest. This took Marque three quarters of the way up the tallest mountain in the world, where he lived and worked for three months on less than 50% normal oxygen saturation, sending daily video, audio and photographs back to a BigPond website. Previously, Marque was a lawyer at Minter Ellison in Sydney, and worked in various capacities on several media projects including feature films and prime time television programs. In 2003 Marque was appointed CEO at the Aurora Channel and led the creation and launch of Australia's first national community television station. Marque holds a Bachelor of Science, a Bachelor of Laws and post graduate diplomas in Advertising, Film and Television.

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