B.Sc (Hons), University of Tasmania 1984;
M.Sc (Microbiology), University of Tasmania 1992;
Ph.D. (Microbiology), University of Tasmania 2001;
Dip Project Management, Tasmanian Skills Institute 2010
Following his early career spanning aquaculture, food safety and broader commercial and research and development projects, Tom joined the company that is now RDS Partners in 2005 and relishes the opportunities this brings. Working with co-owner Maree Fudge and the RDS Partners team, he wouldn’t be anywhere else.
Tom’s adaptive approach and skills allow him to be involved in a wide range of projects and broader discussions amongst the private, not for profit and government sectors.
Tom is drawn to roles that involve assisting organisations and industry sectors work together to imagine and achieve shared objectives. These, and an appetite for working alongside regional food producers and manufacturers, give him plenty to go on with.
Tom’s strong stakeholder engagement skills are currently being utilised on the Centre for Food Innovation development project. Tom is working to foster relationships across a range of key industry and research players – helping them turn their research and development expertise into the reality of new products and processes within Tasmania’s agrifood sector.
One of Tom’s early projects with RDS Partners was a Triploid Oyster Project. Applying his technical, scientific and project management skills, Tom managed this multimillion dollar project from conception to successful completion and evaluation. The project resulted in the development of new oyster breeding techniques, which continue to have a positive impact on the sustainability of the oyster industry today.
Prior to joining RDS Partners, Tom held a range of senior positions in commercial aquaculture and research organisations.
Find out more about his work history via his LinkedIn account.
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