Tony worked in industry for almost 40 years, firstly with Ford Motor Company and then with Marks and Spencer for 10 years, when he joined one of their major manufacturers. He became Chief Executive of the largest division of Courtaulds in 1998, responsible for over 2000 people. He has a lifetime of experience managing people as well as negotiating with retail buyers, directors, suppliers and trade unions. He has also, in the past six years, worked for smaller companies within the textile sector as well as running his own business consultancy.
On retiring Tony qualified as a Family Mediator with the FMA and has brought his substantial commercial and negotiating experience to bear in Children and Property and Finance Mediations.