Anthony was appointed Non Executive Chairman of CALA Group in November 2010. He has also recently served as Chairman of the FA Premier League and was Non Executive Chairman of Dairy Crest Group plc from January 2010 until September 2014 having joined the Board in July 2007. He is a Non-executive Director of Control Risks and Twig World and has recently stepped down as Chairman of the Finance Committee of the BBC Trust, on which he served since 2008. He has served on the boards of Mowlem, The British Standards Institution and Southern Water as well as numerous not-for-profit organisations and is currently on the advisory boards of both Project Associates and Board Intelligence.
Until March 2011 he was Senior Adviser of Evercore Partners in the firm’s London office. He has previously held senior appointments at Lehman Brothers, Credit Suisse and the Rothschild Group in a career in merchant banking which has spanned more than 30 years. In March 2011 he was appointed Chairman of Espirito Santo Investment Bank, where he is now the Senior Adviser to the Board.
During an 18-year career at The Rothschild Group, Anthony advised governments in the UK, New Zealand and Pakistan on their privatisation programmes, in particular the IPOs in the UK of the 12 regional electricity companies, Southern Water, Rolls Royce and British Steel. In the early 1990s he was responsible for structuring the UK’s National Lottery and ran one of the bids for the first licence in 1994.
From the late 1990s he was the head of Credit Suisse’s global media business where he advised media corporations around the world before moving to head up the London based operations of Lehman Brothers in 2004 where his advisory roles included The London Stock Exchange through 5 takeover bid defences in a period of global consolidation.
Anthony has sat on the Appeals Panel of the Panel on Takeovers and Mergers and was appointed by H M Treasury to serve on the appointments panel for the valuers for Northern Rock, Bradford and Bingley and Dunfermline Building Society. In addition to his business activities he has sat on numerous not for profit boards including as Vice Chairman of The British Lung Foundation, Tomorrow’s Company, The London Academy of Music and Drama (LAMDA), The Natural History Museum, The Edinburgh International Television Festival, The Sixteen, Paintings in Hospitals, the English National Opera and The National Film and Television School. He is currently Chairman of Development at The School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS).
Anthony was appointed Chair of the Wessex Archaeology Board on the 13 of November 2017.