Anthony graduated from Cardiff University with a law degree and spent time working in America before returning to Wales. As the son of a nurse and a police officer, Anthony cites his passion for front line public services, and a wish to safeguard those services, as his reason for getting into politics.
Before being elected to the Council, Anthony gained a wealth of experience at all levels of Government, spending time working in Torfaen, in Parliament, in Whitehall and in the National Assembly for Wales.
He worked with the former Torfaen Member of Parliament Paul Murphy, as a Researcher and then Special Advisor during Paul’s time as Welsh Secretary and Northern Ireland Secretary, gaining an understanding of devolution and the relationship between the different levels of Government.
He also worked closely with Paul in the constituency, taking up issues on behalf of constituents and gaining an understanding of the local representational role of elected politicians.
On the Council, Anthony served as Executive Member for Resources before being elected as Deputy Leader in 2015 and Leader in December 2016.
On a regional and national basis, Anthony Chairs the Cardiff Capital Region Joint Cabinet, sits on the LGA City Regions Board and is the Welsh Local Government Association Spokesperson for Resources.
Outside of politics, Anthony is a competitive cyclist with Pontypool Road Cycling Club and volunteers as a junior football coach with Griffithstown AFC. A keen fan of music (especially Bruce Springsteen) and the arts, he has also volunteered at events from Glastonbury Festival to the Congress Theatre in Cwmbran.
Anthony is a school governor at Griffithstown Primary School and lives in Griffithstown with his wife and two children.