Tom has spent 40 years in the housing and care sector. He began his career as a community worker in the inner city of Leicester and retired as Chief Executive of Midland Heart, one of the largest housing and care organisations in the UK, in 2012.
Tom now spends his time Chairing HACT and writing on social media sites and in Inside Housing on issues relating to leadership and values. He is also a trustee of a small homeless charity in Coventry. In 2009 Tom was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Birmingham for his leadership in the housing sector.