Tony is a convert to the cause that at the core of any happy, healthy life is our connection to family, friends, neighbours and our community. He is interested in how public services can be a catalyst for generating new relationships and more connections. Tony is a public sector leader, specialising in housing, regeneration and economic development, though he has been responsible for services as diverse as school lunches, libraries, collecting bins, parks and pest control. He has also been an advisor to housing and local government ministers in central government and a management consultant. He holds an MA in Anthropology from Cambridge. He is dad to two awesome boys and an open water swimmer.