Tony is our Operations Director.
Tony is a member of International Cat Care’s Executive Team and provides leadership on all operational activities, ensuring execution of our strategy through efficient use of our resources, organisational development and effective co-ordination across all of our teams. He also deputises for our CEO, Claire Bessant, with whom he co-leads on relationship management with key stakeholders including governments, national partners, sponsors and other charities.
Tony began his career in financial services in London in 1993 before moving into the sustainability sector, where he has spent over 25 years in senior leadership roles at a variety of businesses, governments and charities including Sodexo, Defra, Met Office, Fairtrade Foundation and WWF. He joined International Cat Care in June 2019 from WWF in Geneva, where he was CEO of OPEN, their international graduate education division. He has been a visiting lecturer at Universities of Cambridge and Exeter and is currently Honorary Associate Professor of Sustainability Leadership at the University of Nottingham. Tony holds an MBA from the University of Exeter Business School and a Bachelors degree in Land Management from the University of Reading. He is a Fellow of both the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Society of Arts. He is also a partner in his family farm.
Outside of work, Tony’s shadow is his working cocker spaniel, Barney.