Anthony Burnett

Tony Burnett is currently Chief Executive of Kick it Out. He is a very experienced business leader who has successfully supported many public and private sector organisations to effect lasting change.

Tony has held senior Diversity and Inclusion positions with West Midlands Police where he was Assistant Director for Diversity and Inclusion, Lloyds Banking Group where he was Head of Diversity and Inclusion and Ford Motor Company where he was European Diversity Manager. He also has eight years of experience as a Diversity and Inclusion consultant during which he supported many major public and private sector organisations across the UK, Ireland and Africa.

In addition to his Diversity experience, Tony has significant business leadership experience having worked for Greencore plc as a Business Unit Managing Director and Diageo plc in a Commercial leadership role as Trading Controller for UK Retail and latterly in the Human Resources function as Head of People Development.

Tony holds a master’s degree in Management from Liverpool University and a post graduate diploma in Management from Leicester University. He is an enthusiastic leader within his local community where for five years he acted as Chair of the Octagon Theatre in Bolton and as a qualified UEFA football coach works with young people to develop their personal and sporting capabilities.