1956-63 The Stationers’ Company’s School in Hornsey, North London
1963-67 BSc Chemistry, University of Oxford
1967-70 D.Phil. on neutron scattering by metal-hydrogen systems, University of Oxford.
1970 – graduate trainee Samuel Hill investment bank followed by various jobs.
1973/74 elected as a Common Councilman for Aldersgate Without Ward in the City of London..
1977-1990 Houston, Texas; Investment bank, Simmons & Company, eventually becoming a partner and managing director before returning to Britain. Qualified as a Chartered Financial Analyst and served a term as President of the Houston Society of Financial Analysts. He has an extensive publication record in this field of expertise.
1990-2017 London, UK. Served as an independent turnaround director/chairman for a wide variety of distressed businesses all over the world designing and implementing strategies to recover value for banks and shareholders from underperforming and failing businesses. His final major turnaround project (mostly based in China) concluded successfully in 2016.
Founder member of The Institute for Turnaround and was elected a Founding Fellow of the Institute. In 2015 he was elected to an Honorary Fellowship of St. Catherine’s College, (52 years after he first came to Oxford as an undergraduate) in recognition of his services to College over many years. He also served on the board of The Northern Rock Foundation for ten years and chaired the Foundation’s finance, risk and audit committee.
Chair of The Northstar Foundation, a Newcastle-based charitable organisation which he founded in 2014. He is a Freeman of The Stationers’ Company and a member of The Reform Club. Tony is committed to The Music at Paxton annual 10-day music festival which has been running for over 10 years.