Co founder/director of Energy Farmers Australia, Tom grew on a farm near Lancelin. Since studying Mechanical Engineering at UWA and graduating with a Bachelor of Engineering. Tom has worked in the mining industry as an Engineer and Project Manager in construction and maintenance of heavy engineering plants for 11 years. More recently Tom has spent 6 years working for a large engineering consultancy gaining experience in feasibility studies and project development.
Through his construction experience, Tom has gained experience in fabricating, constructing and commissioning process plants. In addition, Tom’s recent experience has provided him with a good understanding of the requirements for project development including environmental, technical and economic project drivers.
Tom believes that there are vast opportunities to become more sustainable through smarter use of resources and reduction of waste and likes to quote Arthur C. Clarke: “wastes are only raw materials we’re too stupid to use”.
Tom has taken a personal interest in renewable energy and waste-to-energy processes, investigating a number of potential opportunities and has a desire get involved in the renewable energy industry. Tom lives in Perth with his wife and two children.