PLENARY SESSION “THE POWER OF COMMUNITY”
Wednesday, September 26
Tony joined Locality as CEO in July 2014. Locality helps communities improve peoples’ lives through community enterprise, community asset ownership and social action – campaigning for a ‘local by default’ approach to public services.Previously Chief Executive of Living Streets (since 2008), the national charity for pedestrians, Tony has motivated people around the UK to take action to improve their local environments and local economies, campaigning for better quality streets, and has influenced policy to make walking safer and easier.Before joining the third sector, Tony was a civil servant for 9 years and held a number of senior policy adviser roles in Government. He worked on neighbourhood regeneration and renewal and health improvement and was one of the original members of staff of the Government’s Neighbourhood Renewal Unit from 2001. He was responsible for national work on neighbourhood management, and health inequalities and the development of Local Strategic Partnerships.