Anthony Burgess is the Chairman of Harper Adams University Development Trust.
He received his formal education in Northamptonshire and later qualified as a chartered accountant in London and with the firm travelled extensively for them in Africa. When returning to the United Kingdom in 1966 he went on to be a Managing Director of a family owned farm equipment distribution company where he served for thirty years and thereafter remained a non executive director. He is now retired in Shropshire where he has a seventy acre arable and timber growing farm.
Tony joined the Board of Governors of the University College in November 1978 as co-opted member. He has served as Chairman of the Finance and General Purpose Committee (1994-1998) and Member and past Chairman of the Audit Committee (1989-1994). He was Chairman of Governors in the period 1998 to 2003.