Born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, Tony Bury grew up in an area which borders Southern Africa’s most beautiful National Parks. As a result, Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book, the story of Mowgli and the lessons he learnt from his animal mentors, has resonated with him throughout his life.

Tony is a serial entrepreneur, having established 18 start ups in his career.  Having exited from the majority of these businesses, he maintains private equity shareholdings in a range of businesses; consultancy, energy, trading, engineering and industrial services.

Tony’s first charitable organisation, the Mowgli Foundation, was born in 2008 from a strong conviction that entrepreneurs the world over should have access to the support that he believes helped him succeed – the mentoring which he received throughout his business and personal life. These entrepreneurs will make a significant economic impact including providing employment, and strengthening the voice of entrepreneurs in civil society for sustainable social development. Furthermore his vision is that Mowgli’s mentors will make a significant difference to their communities, by putting mentoring at the centre of their personal and leadership development.