Anthony (Tony) Tucker joined the Global Change Institute in February 2021.

His role involves the assemblage, facilitation and stewardship of diverse and highly skilled trans-disciplinary teams from across science, industry and government with intent to catalyse innovation.

Before coming to GCI, Tony worked for James Cook University assisting to establish the JCU Connect brand as a new model for the university’s industry engagement and commercialisation activities. From 2016 to 2017, Tony worked for University of Technology Sydney as research engagement manager in the portfolio of Defence.

Tony has a background in acoustic engineering and commercial audio technology. He has previously worked in commercial R&D, most notably with Dolby Laboratories as a research engineer and part of the team that designed and engineered Dolby’s first voice conference phone in partnership with BT (British Telecom).

Tony brings a pragmatic, honest brokerage approach to his role to influence and attract industry in the establishment of long-term strategic partnerships. He is capable of effectively communicating across the many echelons of government, industry and across the domain of academia.

Tony is a capable practitioner of university industry engagement with knowledge and experience of applying the various weights and levers available to propose attractive models of value and engagement for all parties.