Tom provides support to the Director of AIBE in tasks related to management of contracts and research portfolio, including proposal development, contract management, and research management.

He brings extensive experience as a researcher and research project manager. He was previously the Research Projects Manager at the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living. He managed more than 40 research projects with industry, universities and the CSIRO developing new social, technological and policy tools to facilitate the development of low carbon products and services to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the built environment.

As a student, Tom was awarded the University of South Australia Medal along with first class honours.