Tony Bury was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, educated in the UK, but has spent the majority of his life living and working overseas, particularly in the Middle East. Bury is a serial entrepreneur and has established 18 start-ups. Having exited from the majority of these businesses, he still maintains private equity shareholdings in a range of businesses including consultancy, energy, trading, engineering and industrial services. He recently launched 3sixty Capital, an investment holding company which provides 360° capital investment to established and entrepreneurial ventures that seek and deliver maximum ripple effect impact over and above strong and sustainable commercial returns.
In 2008, Bury founded the Mowgli Foundation, an award winning, UK-headquartered mentoring organization in response to the need for job creation and sustainable economic development, particularly in the MENA region and UK. Today the Mowgli Alumni has over 550 entrepreneurs and mentors and in December 2012, Mowgli was recognised with the Mohammed bin Rashid Award for Young Business Leaders for the Best Mentor Network in the Arab Region.
Bury is also a governor of Prior Park Educational Trust, President of the Prior Park Alumni (PPA) and a speaker at various conferences and events including TEDxBristol in 2011.