Mr Tony Stone

Academic qualifications

MBA (International Management), RMIT; GradDipBus (Marketing), Swinburne Institute of Technology

Summary of previous experience

Anthony (Tony) Stone’s extensive business experience spans Australia, South-East Asia and North America, working in challenging and diverse roles. These include complex global joint ventures, not-for-profit organisations, government sectors and privately owned family businesses.

As Chair of the Council’s Resources Committee and a member of the Governance and Strategy Committee, Tony brings skills in strategic planning, governance, leadership and change management, board assessments and restructuring.

Tony spent much of his management career in senior positions at the multinational conglomerate Honeywell’s automotive business. There he was Vice President and General Manager Automotive - Americas. In Australia, he was Managing Director of FMP Group/Honeywell’s Asia Pacific division.

He then became Managing Director of the Selkirk Group of Companies, leading the family-owned building products business as it went through generational change.

Earlier in his career, Tony honed his management skills in franchising and the manufacturing and automotive sectors.

Tony has a strong interest in creating work environments based on agreed and accepted values and behaviours and developing and mentoring emerging leaders. He has contributed to boards and not-for-profit organisations throughout his working life.

His extensive experience on boards includes at Victoria Police, where he served as the community representative for the Western Region Leadership Team, providing external advice and coaching and serving on the Western Region’s Governance Committee.

Tony advises several private companies, was Regional Chair of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a foundation member of the Committee for Ballarat – where he has received life membership – and a Victorian council member of the Australian Industry Group.