ACOSS President

Tony Reidy

Tony Reidy has been Director of governance, training and mentoring consultancy Reidy Professional Management since July 2015.

In August 2015 Tony was appointed to the Advisory Board of the University of Tasmania’s Institute for the Study of Social Change, and in October 2015 was brought onto the Board of assessment services company Care Consultancy Pty Ltd.

He was chief executive of the Tasmanian Council of Social Service from January 2011 to June 2015, prior to which he was CEO of the Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation for 10 years.

He has held a number of senior roles in the public and private sectors, and is a former chief-of-staff to State Government ministers and a Tasmanian senator, and a ministerial policy adviser at state and federal level.

Tony has 30+ years’ experience in public and private sector corporate governance, including 27 years as a director and chairman of ASX-listed MyState Bank and its antecedents.

He also has a lifelong involvement in voluntary community sector governance, in diverse areas such as labour market services, skills training, early childhood education and international charities.