Tony Macaulay - a writer, management consultant and peacebuilder with a passion for creating positive social change.

For the past 30 years Tony has worked in conflict transformation, youth work, peacebuilding and community development. He specialises in strategy, organisational management, managing change, transitional executive leadership, programme development and building high performing teams. He has worked with hundreds of groups and organisations on these issues, from small local community organisations to multi national corporations.

His international experience in post conflict countries includes working in in the Balkans (Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia and Bosnia),  where Tony shared his learning, methodologies and experiences from peacebuilding in 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 an international author. His memoirs of growing up in Belfast in the 1970s and 1980s, 'Paperboy', 'Breadboy' and 'All Growed Up' have become critically acclaimed bestsellers. You can find out more about his books here. Tony is also a writer and broadcaster, writing, producing and presenting on various radio stations since 1987. 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

Tony 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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