Tony Macaulay - a man with a passion for creating positive social change.

Tony has worked in community development, conflict transformation, youth work, equality, human rights, peace building in interface areas, strategy, organisational management, managing change and programme development for the past 25 years. He has worked with hundreds of groups on these issues.

This experience took him to other post conflict countries, most recently in the Balkans (Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia and Bosnia),  where Tony was sharing his learning, methodologies and experiences from Northern Ireland. In the 1990s Tony worked as National Programmes Manager for an international youth organisation (YMCA Ireland) and Deputy Director of a regional rural community organisation (Rural Community Network NI).




In the 1980s he worked for a community development project (The 174 Trust) in North Belfast. During this time Tony and Lesley lived on the peace line in Belfast.

Following his experience of living on and working across interfaces in Northern Ireland he developed a discussion paper proposing a process for the removal of ‘peace walls’. Click here for a copy of the discussion paper.

Education
He has an MBA, an Honours Degree in Communication Studies and professional qualifications in Advanced Group Work Skills, Community Relations and Youth & Community Work.

His MBA included Strategy, Creativity, Innovation and Change, Management Research Project on ‘Equity, Diversity and Interdependence Change Processes Within a Regional Voluntary Organisation’ and Capacities for Managing Development (Local and International Development).

Writing and Broadcasting
Tony is also a writer and an experienced radio broadcaster, writing, producing and presenting on various radio stations since 1987. His first book, 'Paperboy', a memoir of his childhood in Belfast, was published to excellent reviews in April 2010. You can buy a copy of the book here. The film rights to 'Paperboy' have been sold to Titian Red Pictures. For more information click here. Tony's second book, 'Breadboy' will be published in Spring 2013.

He has been heard on Downtown Radio (‘Rockspel’, ‘Sunday Daybreak’, ‘Late Show’ and various documentaries on social issues), Mid 106 (‘Sunday Breakfast Show’), BBC Radio 2 (‘Pause for Thought’) and BBC Radio Ulster (Newspapers Review on ‘Good Morning Ulster’ and ‘Evening Extra’, and ‘Thought for the Day’).
Click here for Tony's most recently broadcast scripts

He established Macaulay Associates in 2001. Following its success he established Macaulay Associates Network Ltd in September 2008 as a new model of ethical and socially responsible consultancy.
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