Tony is a social and affordable housing specialist who has consulted, researched and published in Australasia and internationally. He has built Housing Action Network into the leading practice for community housing consultancy services across Australia and New Zealand, helping many of the larger housing providers on bidding for tenders, strategy, board facilitation and policy lobbying.
For twenty years Tony worked in Investment Banking, latterly as an Associate Director of Rothschild’s Bank in London then Sydney. He joined Sydney University’s Planning Research Centre in 2005 as Research Policy Manager, and completed his PhD in 2009 which reviewed approaches to building the capacity of the community housing sector in Australia, Britain and the United States. From 2010 Tony worked for Elton Consulting, before establishing Housing Action Network in early 2012 where his role is President
Tony has published internationally on developing the community housing sector, public housing estate renewal and financing affording housing. He is co-author with Hal Pawson and David Mullins of After council housing: Britain’s new social landlords (2010), sole author of Sustaining heritage: giving the past a future (2007), Navigating change: a history of Compass Housing (2015) and Champions of change: Shelter NSW, community activism and transforming NSW's housing system (2018)
Tony holds a BA and MA from the Cambridge University, an MBA from the University of Manchester and an MA and PhD from Sydney University. He is a Certified Housing Professional, former President of the Australasian Housing Institute, graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Treasurer of Shelter NSW
An article on Tony was published in the August 2018 edition of HousingWorks