Tom was formerly Chief Executive of George Spencer Foundation School and Technology College in Nottingham

For 3 years Tom was Associate Director of the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT) and led on workforce-remodelling and helping to develop international school networks to support  Deputy Headteachers in preparation for Headship.

With the DfE, Tom published booklets on ‘study leave’, ‘benchmarking and financial planning’ and ‘workforce reform’.

For 6 years Tom was Chairman of FASNA (Freedom and Autonomy for Schools – National Association) and advised successive Secretaries of State on policy matters and contributed to publications on governance and on effective financial management in schools

Tom worked with the DfE team on the development of the National Fair Funding model.

Tom presently chairs Govnet’s Education Board and is helping to re-shape their Schools and Academies (biannual) Shows bringing an international dynamic to these events.