Development Trust

Anthony Burgess MBE

Chairman

Development Trust

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.

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