Tom is Oxford City Council’s Cabinet Member for a Zero Carbon Oxford. In this role, he leads the development of the Council’s journey to be Zero Carbon by 2030 and develops partnerships with emitters who make up 99% of the city’s overall total. Tom has worked to set up the city’s Citizens’ Assembly for dealing with climate change and leads delivery of the Zero Emission Zone.
Away from the Council, Tom is Chief Executive of Elmore Community Services, a charity which works directly with people with people with several overlapping problems at the same time, who struggle to engage with services, so slip through cracks within existing support networks. In this role, he serves as a chair of the Oxfordshire Anti-Slavery Network.
Previously Tom has worked at the local mental health charity Restore, the global humanitarian aid charity Oxfam GB, and the disability charity Scope. He holds degrees from the Universities of Manchester and Cambridge and previously held a Fellowship at Yale University.
Tom is a councillor for St Clement’s Ward. First elected in 2014, re-elected in 2018, he lives in the ward he represents and is a Governor at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and East Oxford Primary School.