Tony graduated from the University of Keele in Philosophy and English literature and was a teacher in Malaysia before taking up a post as a writer and researcher for Which? magazine. In 1975 he was appointed Chief Executive of the Planning Exchange in Glasgow, which focused on promoting Innovative practice in economic, social and environmental development throughout the UK. Now retired, Tony is secretary of a successor body, The Planning Exchange Foundation, for which he has produced a documentary on Glasgow's Victorian and Edwardian architecture and town planning. He was recently a member of the Board of Scottish Opera and a Vice President of Which? He enjoys sailing on the West Coast of Scotland and reading for a degree in Opera Studies at the Rose Bruford College in Kent and visiting his three granddaughters: Sigga living in Reykjavik, Erica, and Remi, London.
Tony has been on the council since 2017.