A Chartered Engineer, Tony was educated at the University of Sheffield, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Metallurgy.
Representing manufacturing on the Board, Tony has worked in divisions of transnational blue chip companies such as GKN, Burmah Castrol, ICI, Henkel AG & Co KgaA of Düsseldorf, in manufacturing operations in the speciality chemicals field for over forty years at Board level in Mexico, UK, Europe, Japan and Korea, where he started the UK’s first manufacturing JV. He has also worked in Venezuela, India, Russia, Turkey, Central America/Caribbean, Western Europe, and South Africa.
In addition to his DCBC directorship, he is Director Europe, Aamsel Impex Pvt. Ltd. (India); Plymouth Area Business Council; Trustee, University of Plymouth Students’ Union; Trustee, Literature Works; Advisor, Cornwall College Saltash; Proprietor, San Antonio Associates; Director, Saltash Gateway Community Interest Company; and a Member of the United Kingdom India Business Council (UKIBC).
His interests are 3 D manufacturing, reshoring, vocational education, UK/India bilateral trade development, Graphene and carbon fibre, Russia, and Turkey.