Tom is a dual qualified accountant who has worked in the energy, health, education, water, agriculture, environment and manufacturing sectors of our economy. He has more than 32 years’ experience working at Board level in the public, private and third sectors as a chair, NED, chief executive, finance director and commercial director.
He is currently Chair of the NHS Counter Fraud Authority, a Non-executive Board Member for the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities (where he is a member of the Departmental Audit Committee), a Non-executive Board Member for the Northern Ireland Government Department of Finance (where he is a Member of the Departmental Audit Committee and Chair of NI Statistics & Research Agency Audit Committee) and a NED on the HMRC Audit Committee monitoring the governance of over £750 billion of taxpayer revenue which is vital to HM Treasury in funding public services and stimulating the economy.
Passionate about developing people to their full potential, Tom always encourages them to think outside the box. He has considerable experience in mergers, demergers, financial and performance turnarounds together with transformational change and has considerable experience working in utilities and regulated industries.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Certified Accountants, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, and a Fellow of the Healthcare Finance Managers Association.