Tom is a Chartered Accountant and former Finance Director of Northern Powergrid and GNER.
He qualified as an accountant with Coopers & Lybrand in London and subsequently moved to the PwC consulting practice. After various roles with BT Group and BT Global Services, Tom joined Great North Eastern Railway (GNER) in York in 2005, becoming Finance Director in 2006. He was Finance Director of Northern Powergrid between 2009 and 2021.
He is co-owner of the Grimston Park Estate and has served as a Foundation Governor of Kirk Fenton Primary School between 2010 and 2018. He chairs the Board of Governors of Queen Mary’s School at Baldersby Park, near Thirsk, a girls-only day and boarding school that is part of the Woodard Corporation. He also chairs Towton Parish Council.
He and his wife have 4 children, all educated at Saxton Primary School.