Tom holds a Bachelor of Economics and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has a commercial and agribusiness background, having held the position of Managing Director of GrainCorp Ltd between 1993 and 2008. In 2007, Tom was awarded the NAB Agribusiness Leader of the Year. He is a former Chairman of Allied Mills Ltd and Grain Trade Australia and also a former Director of Cotton Seed Distributors Ltd. He is currently a Director of Australian Agricultural Company Limited. Tom is a member of the Audit and Risk Management and the Remuneration and Nomination Committees. Tom was appointed a director in August 2008.