Tony has had a long and substantial career in public service, in particular local government. He was Chairman and Chief Executive of the Commission for Local Administration and Local Government Ombudsman for a period of nine years.
Prior to that his principal roles included the posts of Chief Executive of the London Borough of Harrow, Treasurer to the West London Waste Authority, Finance Director and Deputy Chief Executive of Knowsley MBC and Treasurer to the Merseyside Police Authority. In his earlier years he was Deputy Finance Director of Wigan MBC and Chief Accountant of Liverpool City Council, after occupying roles in Audit, Accountancy, Revenues and Corporate Planning with that authority.
Tony is currently Local Government Boundary Commissioner for England and also Treasurer of Unicef UK.
He is a member CIPFA’s Institute Council, and currently its Vice President; a Fellow of the Institute of Revenues and Rating Valuation; and a Fellow of the RSA.
Tony is married with four children and, outside of his work and family commitments, his other interests and passions are sport in general and, Liverpool FC in particular, ballet and the study of wine.