A UK citizen, Tony found himself in South Africa just 3 weeks after leaving High School. A year's teaching in a multi-racial school in the Eastern Cape in the mid 80's cemented his love for Africa and the hospitality industry. After graduating in Hotel Management in London, he returned immediately back to the Cape, securing a Management position at The Bay Hotel. Tony held General Manager positions with several industry icons such as Singita, Cape Grace, One&Only Cape Town and most recently, serving as CEO for The Collection by Liz McGrath, with responsibility for three Relais & Chateaux Hotels in the Cape. After more than 25 years in luxury hospitality, Tony is known as one of the leading independent hoteliers in Southern Africa.
Now in a partnership with his old friends and colleagues Euan, Michael and Graham; Tony leads Valor Hospitality Africa with the goal of becoming one of Africa's most well respected and highest performing Hospitality Development, Consulting & Management companies. Tony has 3 daughters and lives in Cape Town with his family. He enjoys cycling, golf and gastronomy. He is also a member of the National Exco of SATSA and an Ambassador for The Amy Foundation Charity in Cape Town.