Tony leads the Economy, Enterprise and Manufacturing programme. He is a chartered accountant and former investment banker with experience both in business and with social and environmental NGOs.
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 holds a number of positions in addition to his role at the RSA including:
- Non-executive director of the Greater London Mutual, a co-operative banking start-up
- Senior Fellow of the Finance Innovation Lab
- Advisory Committee for Lion Trust Investments, a leading investment manager
- Trustee of Solidarity Economics Education and Research
- Trustee of Transition Network, a global grassroots movement for social and environmental change
Tony is an alumni of Oxford University and the London School of Economics.