Tony was appointed as Chief Executive to SCIE in January 2014. Before joining the organisation, he was Chief Executive of North East Lincolnshire Council, where he was passionate about promoting the area's resurgence. He was awarded the OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in 2010, for services to social care. Tony is a Board member of Scope, and sits on various national health and social care groups. Tony was president-elect of the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives before taking up his post at SCIE.