Tony has spent more than 25 years in public service, working in a range of leadership, diplomatic, crisis management, humanitarian and political roles for the United Nations and the United States government. His most recent position in the United Nations was Assistant Secretary-General for Field Support where he oversaw operational support to all UN peace operations around the world. While at UN Headquarters Tony was given a number of special assignments by the Secretary-General, including leading the UN’s response to the Ebola crisis, negotiating the establishment of the Syrian chemical weapons mission, and leading the operational response to the Haiti earthquake.  Tony previously led Asia operations for the UN World Food Programme, and worked in a number of peacekeeping missions and field operations. In the U.S. government Tony worked in the National Security Council under Presidents Clinton and Bush (43) and in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He received his undergraduate degree from Tufts University, and graduate degrees from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and the Graduate Institute of International Studies at the University of Geneva.