Joining the team in May 2017, Tom brings a wealth of experience to Open Lines. He has worked across state government, NGOs, and the private sector in environmental impact assessment, policy development, law reform, and program implementation in New South Wales and Victoria.

Tom’s biggest input to Open Lines is his experience in implementation. With excellent communication skills and background on all sides of major environmental programs, Tom understands the difference between what looks great on paper and what works in the real world.

Tom helps Open Lines to bridge the gap between the view from the consultant’s office and the view from the ground. This takes our work beyond just ticking the box with a regulator to programs, plans and policies that deliver for our clients in the long term.

Tom is currently leading our work on the Priority Growth Areas Strategic Assessment in Western Sydney.