Tony has over 40 years’ experience across government, corporate, community and education sectors both domestically and internationally.
Tony is currently the Chair of Abalone Victoria (Central Zone), Chair of Plastic Oceans Australasia, Director of Common Equity Housing Ltd, Director of Prahran Market, and Director and Life Member of the Italian Chamber of Commerce. He is also a Life Member of the Urban Development Institute of Australia, and a Corporate Life Governor of The Royal Life Saving Society (ACT).
He was previously the Executive Director of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA). Tony has been Chair of Places Victoria, Deputy Chair of Development Victoria and has also served on the Council of Latrobe University including a term as Deputy Chancellor. He was Chair of the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) from 2014–2018.
Tony has extensive diplomacy experience, serving as a trade and investment diplomat based in Milan, and from 1992–1997 he was elected to the ACT Legislative Assembly where he was appointed Deputy Chief Minister, Minister for Urban Services, and Minister for Economic Development and Regulatory Reform.
He was awarded a Medal in The Order of Australia at the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2018 for his contribution to urban planning, research and development in Victoria.