Director of Economy, Enterprise and Manufacturing, RSA
Tony leads the Economy, Enterprise and Manufacturing programme at the RSA (Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce). He is a chartered accountant and former investment banker with experience both in business and in the NGO sector, and is a regular media commentator on economic issues, in particular banking and finance. Tony’s experience ranges from banking and accountancy with PwC, Barclays Bank and Credit Suisse, through small business start-ups to working with social and environmental NGOs. He was previously Head of Finance and Business at the New Economics Foundation and is author and co-author of many books and reports on economic reform including best-selling economic textbook ‘Where Does Money Come From? A guide to the UK monetary and banking system’, and a report for the UNEP Finance Inquiry: ‘Financial System impact of disruptive innovation’. As an external advisor on sustainability to Alliance Trust Investments and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, he has expertise in the social and environmental dynamics of investment. Tony is also a Senior Fellow of the Finance Innovation Lab and on the Steering Group for the BankingFutures project, and is an alumni of Oxford University and the London School of Economics.