Tony is a lawyer and although retired from full-time practice in 2008, remains an active consultant at Bates Wells Braithwaite. It was in these offices that Breadline Africa UK operations started in 1993 and continue to do so today. Tony is a former President of the Ipswich Medico-Legal Society and was also a member of the Suffolk & North Essex Law Society Council. To support Breadline Africa efforts Tony took to the skies in 1999 in a home-built aircraft, flying from England to Cape Town, and the funds raised paid for a converted container clinic for mothers and children which was opened the following year.