Tony grew up in South East London and holds degrees in physics from Oxford University and in operations research from the London School of Economics. His career began at Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) under the direction of John Lawrence, a leading light in operations research (O.R.) and editor of the British O.R. Society journal. His work focused on sales forecasting, media scheduling, and measuring the affects of advertising.
In the mid-’70s, Tony moved to a small O.R. consultancy where he worked on a variety of scheduling problems, primarily related to public transport. He also helped advise the Committee of London Clearing Banks (representing the big five U.K. banks at the time) on how to minimize the cost of transporting coins around the country.
Since 1980, Tony has been involved exclusively with project management software, for most of that time at the company he co-founded, Welcom, and now at Barbecana. During that time he has been personally responsible for, among other things, the development of no less than four schedule risk analysis systems.
Tony’s outside interests include racing and rallying classic cars and supporting two charities, WaterAid and Camfed. Since 2007, he has split his time between Houston and London.