After a substantial career in local government, including roles as Chief Executive, two as Chief Financial Officer and, also Police Authority Treasurer, Tony was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive of the Commission for Local Administration in England and Local Government Ombudsman. Subsequently, he was a Local Government Boundary Commissioner, Treasurer of Unicef UK and Vice Chair of the Consumer Council for Water. Most recently, Tony led the Redmond Review into the effectiveness of Local Audit and the transparency of financial reporting in local government. His current roles include Chair of the Improvement and Assurance Board at Nottingham City Council, Course Director at Public Administration International, covering dispute resolution and governance, and Chair of Cipfa’s Charities and Public Entities Board. Tony was Knighted for services to local government in 2010 and is a Past President of Cipfa.