Tony Gadsby


Brief Biography

Tony has served as a Non-executive Director for the Trust since 2009 and was appointed Vice Chair in 2017.

He is an experienced Director from a manufacturing environment and worked for JCB for 20 years in senior and executive managerial roles. As Director of JCB Cabs Systems he led the restructuring and expansion of the business during a period of unprecedented change and growth. Prior to retiring in 2008, he was Managing Director of JCB’s Groundcare Division.

Before joining JCB Tony had a long career with Aveling-Barford, another large manufacturer of construction equipment.

As well as chairing both the Finance and Performance Committee and Charitable Funds Committee, he is also vice-chair of the Business Development Committee.

An engineering designer by training, Tony has a wide experience in design, manufacturing, procurement and finance with additional experience in the areas of marketing and sales. In recent years he has been involved in cost reduction and lean manufacturing techniques applied to a variety of processes and products.

See below Tony’s interview at the February 2017 Towards Outstanding launch: