Tony Allen is a chartered accountant by profession.
Born in Yorkshire in 1950, he attended St Bede’s Grammar School (as it was then) in Bradford, and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he studied economics.
He moved to London after graduating and joined the accounting/consulting firm PwC in 1972 advising UK and international clients. He was for five years a member of its Management Board.
Since retiring in 2005, Tony has worked on a voluntary basis as a trustee with a number of charities, including The Wigmore Hall (1999-2021), where he chaired its Finance Committee, and the Chislehurst Society (2006-2018), where he was chairman for ten years.
Tony has written and published a number of books on the history and people of Chislehurst.
Tony was diagnosed with MDS in 2020, and is a patient at King’s Hospital, Denmark Hill. He is married to Marion, and they live in Chislehurst.
Tony is taking over as new Interim Chair of MDS UK.