Tom is the Partnerships Manager for the PEC, he is always ready to have a conversation about creativity and innovation.

Tom is interested in building relationships that help sustain the Creative Industries and supporting the generation of knowledge that reflects the state of the sector. His remit includes devising the PEC's partnerships strategy, overseeing the network of industry champions and contributing to research commissioning processes.

Prior to joining Nesta, Tom worked for Birmingham City University (BCU) where he was responsible for developing STEAMhouse, BCU's centre for collaborative innovation. Whilst there he designed innovation support services and built a number of international consortia, notably focused on cross innovation, makerspaces, and STEAM (the intersection of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Maths). This work resulted in policy changes in local authorities spanning Europe and new methods for sharing ideas across different brain spaces. He also had a stint in concert programming at Symphony Hall, Birmingham.

When not at work, Tom is known to play average piano and runs a studio for nine artists.