Tom has an extensive work history and a strong track record of success in various roles and, prior to his career change, held positions as diverse as business development manager, project manager and operations manager and has university qualifications in project management and a background in engineering. As one of the directors at Community Power Agency Co-operative, Tom has developed a strong knowledge of the different business models being adopted by community energy groups in Australia, helping groups navigate their way through complex technical and regulatory environments. Tom is a founding member of Pingala, is one of its most active volunteers and has been Secretary of the Pingala Association since its incorporation in 2013. Tom is also currently a Board Member of Pingala Cooperative Ltd. Tom has a vision of a future where people share the benefits and the burdens of the world more fairly. He left his corporate career in 2012 to pursue this vision in the community energy sector.