Tony Walker

Deputy Managing Director, Corporate & Production Control, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, 
The Prince's Ambassador for Responsible Business in the East Midlands

Tony Walker is Deputy Managing Director of Toyota Manufacturing (UK) Ltd and Managing Director of Toyota Motor Europe London Office.

Tony joined Toyota at Toyota Manufacturing UK, as General Manager, Human Resources in 1990.  As one of the first employees of Toyota Manufacturing UK he played a fundamental role in the establishment and development of the company.

From 2001 to 2010 he worked at Toyota Motor Europe in Brussels, holding various positions, including European Human Resources Vice President and Director European Production Planning and Project Management.

Tony returned to Toyota Manufacturing UK in January 2010 to take up the role of Deputy Managing Director, with direct responsibility for the functions of Production Control, HR, Accounting & Finance, Corporate Planning and External Affairs. In April 2014 he also became Managing Director of Toyota Motor Europe London Office.

Tony is Vice President of the SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders), is Chairman of the Automotive Council UK International Competitiveness Workstream and Chairman of the Lowland Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Local Nature Partnership.

He was appointed The Prince's Ambassador for Responsible Business in the East Midlands in 2016.

Tony has worked for Toyota for 24 years and in the motor industry for 37 years.

He graduated from Newcastle-upon-Tyne University with a BSc Hons in Psychology in 1977, taking up a graduate trainee position at Ford Motor Company.  In 2013 Tony was awarded an honorary doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) from Nottingham Trent University and in 2015 received an honorary doctorate from the University of Derby.

Tony is married with three grown up children.