Tony Hunter OBE

Member of Audit Committee

Tony Hunter, a qualified social worker, has been Chief Executive of the Social Care Institute for Excellence since January 2014, and is a former president of the Association of Directors of Social Services. He also chairs the Children, Young People and Families Committee for the Doncaster Children’s Services Trust.
Tony has experience as a frontline social worker, senior hospital social worker, training manager and manager of day and domiciliary services, as well as four years as Barnardo’s Principal Policy and Development Officer.
In the early 1990s Tony worked for Price Waterhouse Coopers on a range of health and social care projects before joining East Riding of Yorkshire Council as its Director of Social Services, Housing and Public Protection. As Liverpool City Council’s director from 2003, Tony led the social care improvement agenda, before becoming Chief Executive of North East Lincolnshire Council in 2008.
Tony was awarded the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2010, for services to social care. He is proud to be a Trustee of Scope, and is passionate about creating a fairer society in which disabled people can achieve their full potential. 
Tony Hunter, Scope Trustee