Tony Hawkhead

CEO of Action for Children

Tony has held many senior positions throughout his career, these include Chief Executive of the charity Groundwork and Chief Executive of the East London Partnership who were behind the redevelopment of Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets. He was a member of the Board of the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and a member of the Local Government Association Climate Change Commission. Tony Chaired the Stratford Development Agency and the Department of Work and Pensions Third Sector Welfare to Work Taskforce.

In 2003 he was awarded the CBE and then in 2011 was further honoured with a Knighthood to services to environmental regeneration.

Tony has been Action for Children’s CEO since March 2014 and is determined to help any child who needs it.