Independent Board Member
Tony was appointed to the Board of CCW as Chair of the London and South East region in 2013, and became an Independent Board member in 2020.
He is a past President of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and was previously its Honorary Treasurer. He is a Trustee and Honorary Treasurer of UNICEF UK, Chair of Cipfa’s Charities and Not for Profit Board, and is also Course Director for Public Administration International’s Ombudsman Study Programme. He is currently leading an assignment commissioned by government, looking at the effectiveness of local audit and the transparency of financial reporting in local government (The Redmond Review). His previous roles include Chairman and Chief Executive of the Commission for Local Administration in England and Local Government Ombudsman, Chief Executive of the London Borough of Harrow, Finance Director of Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council and Treasurer to the Merseyside Police Authority. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Fellow of the Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation. Sir Tony was knighted for services to Local Government in 2010.
He is paid £11,718 a year for three days a month and his appointment runs until 28 February 2021.