Tony Spollen was educated by the Jesuits at Gonzaga College in Dublin, Ireland and later at the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Aged 23, he was the first Financial Controller of AIIB (the merchant bank that the AIB Group, Ireland’s largest bank, established in 1969 in conjunction with Hambros Bank, the Toronto Dominion Bank and Irish Life Assurance Company). In 1986, he became Head of Internal Audit for the AIB Group. Five years later, he left the banking sector to become an internal audit consultant, advising amongst others the European Economic & Social Committee.

He has served on the Boards of five State-owned organisations.

Today, he and his business partner, Detta Fanning, advise businesses on building customer numbers.

He lives in Dublin with his wife Gina, and has two daughters (Antonia and Virginia) and two sons (Garfield and Davin). His interests are sport and reading.

He is the author of 50 Great Lessons from Life and of Corporate Fraud: The Danger Within (Oak Tree Press, 1997 – re-issued as an ebook in 2013).