Tony Taylor

Tony is a Chartered Surveyor, who retired as a partner in the firm of Donaldsons in 1989. He specialised as a consultant in town and shopping centre development throughout the UK including the Brent Cross shopping centre and the regeneration of the Covent Garden Market.

Apart from his love of jazz his main spare time occupation was racing sailing boats in the Solent with his wife Bunty. In retirement they crossed the Atlantic in their Oyster 53, which then became their home for six months every year cruising between Venezuela and Canada.

Since giving up ocean sailing in 1998, Tony has taken a close interest in NYJO and , until recently, looked after the band’s promotional activities, setting up concerts with theatres, festivals and schools, activities which have now been taken over by the office.

He currently administers the Edward Gordon Craig Estate, lives in Chiswick and is on the Board of the Old Chiswick Protection Society – keeping a special eye on Thames Waters’ proposal for the vast tunnel which is planned to eliminate the pollution of the River Thames.

In his spare time Tony flies radio controlled model aircraft.