Tony left school in Scotland at 16 and joined the South of Scotland Electricity Boards pre-privatisation. This was before PCs, email, mobile phones, the web, Google and all the kinds of tech his kids and colleagues take for granted today. Having spent 20 years in the utilities sector working across the UK in several technology, change and people leadership positions, he joined the legal sector in 2008 with Allen & Overy LLP.
Tony is currently Director of IT at Howard Kennedy LLP and chair of ILTA's (International Legal Technology Association) European Program Council. As Director of IT, he is responsible for day-to-day technology services, business change, information security and technology innovation. As a senior volunteer leader for ILTA he chairs the annual European ILTA conference. Continuously improving technology service is mission critical to Tony, as is sharing his knowledge and ensuring everyone around him is given the opportunity to be the best they can be.
Outside of the office, volunteering continues to play an important role in Tony's life. He supports local charities and acts as a trustee for a local secondary academy in his home village in Essex. Tony enjoys most sports, travelling and sampling the local food and drink wherever he finds himself.