Tony has gained extensive experience in the European retail and consumer goods sectors as a finance professional, CEO and Chairman.
Tony is now the non-executive Chairman of Pets at Home Group plc, which he floated in March 2014, is Deputy Chairman at Carphone Warehouse plc and is a Senior Advisor to Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts & Co. L.P. He is also a director of PrimaPrix SA - a Spanish discount chain and Chairman of OceanSaver - an eco-friendly cleaning brand.
He started his career in a number of financial roles with major international consumer goods companies - Unilever, L'Oreal and PepsiCo. In 1998, he was appointed CFO of Asda PLC and in 2002 was promoted to President and CEO of Asda/Wal-Mart UK, the UK's number two food retailer.
In 2005, Tony was appointed Executive Chairman of Maxeda, a company taken private by a group of private equity funds. The company was the largest non-food retailer in the Benelux with 12 retail formats covering electronics, department stores, fashion and do-it-yourself.
He has also previously been a non-executive director of Alliance Boots GmbH, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Manchester Business School and Deputy Chairman of Howden plc (formerly Galiform/MFI).