The only son of James Stuart Nares, he was born in Bristol on 20th Feb 1956. He has worked as a Chartered Accountant in the hotel and restaurant industry for the last 20 years.
He married Ruth Schwartz in 1979 and they have two sons, Richard (b.1985) and Michael (b. 1987). Anthony and Ruth divorced in 2011 and he re-married to Sally Long that year.