Tony joined the Australian Museum in April 2018 and leads the Corporate Services Division incorporating Finance, Human Resources, Information and Communications Technology, Security, and Facilities Management. As Chief Financial Officer, Tony is also responsible for the Museum’s financial management, planning processes, performance monitoring, and financial reporting to stakeholders. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, Tony has a key role in strategy development and implementation, including management and delivery of the Museum’s Master Plan.
Tony is a Chartered Accountant and Finance executive with over 20 years experience in financial management, including the past 13 years in leadership roles in both Australia and the UK. He has extensive experience managing, advising on, and delivering a wide range of financial, strategic and other key functions in large and complex organisations across both the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors. Tony has recently returned to Australia from the UK where he was Deputy Director of Finance at one of the world’s great universities, Durham University. At Durham, Tony was a key member of the leadership team involved in strategy development, organisational planning, and major change, including the development of plans involving new investments in people and infrastructure exceeding $500 million.
Since beginning his career at PwC, Tony’s has held senior and executive roles at two globally significant research intensive universities, at one of UK’s largest transport groups, and with one of Australia’s leading social purpose charities. With an extensive background in impactful and service driven community organisations – which are highly regulated, infrastructure intensive, multi-disciplined and people focussed – Tony is well placed to make a significant contribution to the Australian Museum’s Executive Leadership Team.