Tom was formerly Chief Executive of George Spencer Foundation School and Technology College in Nottingham during which time the school received consecutive ‘outstanding’ Ofsted reports.
For 3 years Tom was Associate Director of the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust and led on workforce-remodelling and helping to develop international school networks in Australia, The United States and Hong Kong.
Working with the DfE Tom published booklets on ‘benchmarking and financial planning’, and ‘workforce reform’.
For 6 years Tom was Chairman of FASNA and regularly advised Government Ministers on matters of the day.
He is now Chairman of Govnet’s Advisory Board on Education working on the bi-annual Schools and Academies Show and developing international networks
Tom was made a CBE in 2003.