Anthony D. Perkins was born in Cortez, Colorado, on July 22, 1960. He married Christine Dee Abbott in November 1981. They are the parents of six children.
He earned a master’s degree in Asian Studies and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania after completing undergraduate studies in finance at Brigham Young University.
He has served in a number of Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Taiwan Taipei Mission, district presidency, branch president, ward clerk, elders quorum president, and teacher of gospel doctrine and Seminary.
At the time of his call Elder Anthony D. Perkins was serving as president of the Taiwan Taipei Mission. He served for five years in the Asia Area Presidency, with three years as president. He is currently serving at Church headquarters as executive director of the Correlation Department and as a member of the Correlation Executive Committee. He also serves on the Middle East / Africa North Area desk.
Prior to his call as mission president, he worked for 15 years for the international management consulting firm McKinsey and Company, the last eight years as a senior partner in Beijing, China.