Tony has lived in the north-eastern suburbs of Adelaide since early childhood, attending Pooraka Primary School and Enfield High School.
He began full-time work in 1969 with the ANZ Bank. From 1976 to 1980, Tony was employed as a research officer to Senator Jim Cavanagh.
Between 1981 and 2007, Tony part-owned and operated a local fitness centre. He was also an Australian power lifting champion and an accredited fitness and weight training instructor.
Tony served as an elected member with the City of Salisbury between 1977 and 2007 and served on many different boards, committees and community organisations.
From 1997 to 2007 Tony was Mayor of Salisbury.
Under his leadership, the City of Salisbury became a world leader in environmental and water management.
Tony lives in Pooraka. He is married to Vicki and they have three children.