Tom is an independent director and strategic consultant, specialising in regulation, government relations, telecommunications, and external communications. His corporate career spanned three decades, including executive leadership in top ranked NZ electricity and telecommunications companies. His most recent role was 14 years as External Affairs Director at Vodafone New Zealand. Tom was a trustee of the Auckland Chamber Orchestra between 2001 and 2007 and has been a trustee of the Vodafone New Zealand Foundation since 2010. He is a member of the Institute of Directors.