Tony supports the CDC Pensions Forum and the Fellow-led regional banks initiative.
He is a expert on banking reform, inclusive finance and sustainability and was the RSA’s Director of Economics from July 2015 to September 2018, before leaving to lead South West Mutual – one of the new regional start-ups seeking a banking licence.
Tony’s career has ranged from blue-chip professional services and banking experience with PwC, Barclays Bank and Credit Suisse, through small business start-ups and social and environmental NGOs to economic policy research.
He is author and co-author of many books and reports on economic reform including People Powered Prosperity: Ultra-local approaches to making poorer places wealthier, the Reality of Now: how social processes drive organisational behaviour, Stakeholder Banks: the benefits of banking diversity and the best-selling economic textbook, Where Does Money Come From? A guide to the UK monetary and banking system.
He is a Senior Fellow of the Finance Innovation Lab and on the Advisory Committee for Lion Trust Asset Management, a leading investment manager.
Tony is an alumni of Oxford University and the London School of Economics and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.