Director of Business Development
After attaining a degree in Politics from Exeter University, Tom spent 25 years trading Government Bonds and Interest Rates in The City of London. During that time he worked for several major investment banks, including Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, UBS and Royal Bank of Canada. As a result he has learnt the importance of teamwork, a common ethos and shared values to achieve goals. The financial trading environment requires mental agility, adaptability and a necessity to work under very stressful conditions. Tom was instrumental in setting up the interest rate trading platform at Royal Bank of Canada, which involved developing enduring relationships with large corporates, sovereign institutions and supra national agencies. Latterly, Tom also mentored and coached incoming graduate trainees to banking, sharing his experiences and helping to develop the skills required in that industry.
In his spare time Tom enjoys all sport and is also Chairman of a Royal Marines charity. The charity supports injured Royal Marines and helps them transition into civilian employment. He recently abseiled down the BT Tower to raise money for The Royal Marines and Sport Relief. He has travelled extensively around the world, as part of his business commitments, and also as a tourist. Tom is happily married with 2 teenage children and lives on the Surrey/Sussex borders.