Tony is the CEO of the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre.

Prior to that he was the Deputy Chief for Marine Research at CSIRO's Division of Marine and Atmospheric Research, and before that Senior Principal Research Scientist at the Australian Antarctic Division and leader of the Australian Antarctic climate program. His primary interest is the physical properties of Antarctic sea ice, in particular the thickness distribution of the ice and its interaction with the atmosphere and ocean.

Tony has a BSc (Hons) in Oceanography and Meteorology, and a PhD from the University of Tasmania. He has participated in 14 research voyages to the Antarctic since 1991 and published more than 50 scientific papers relating to Antarctic sea ice and climate.

In 2000 Tony was a Fulbright scholar to the USA where he spent 12 months working at NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre. He has served on many international committees, including as co-Chair of the World Climate Research Program’s “Climate and Cryosphere” programme and as co-Chair of the SCAR Committee on “Antarctic Sea Ice Processes and Climate”.


  • –present
    Senior Research Scientist, Australian Antarctic Division


  • 1998 
    University of Tasmania, PhD