Tom was the inaugural CEO of NES, having launched the business in December 2015, in his then role as Chief Operating Officer of Walsh & Company. Tom relocated to the US in April 2017 to oversee the operation of NES’ portfolio of solar power projects in California and North Carolina. Tom will also guide the business’ continued investment in North American projects.
Tom has extensive experience in funds management, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions, having been part of the senior management team at Walsh & Company and Dixon Advisory since 2009. Before Dixon Advisory, Tom worked at UBS AG in Sydney. During his time at UBS, he was a member of the Power, Utilities and Infrastructure team and advised on a wide range of public and private M&A and capital market transactions. Tom advised some of Australia’s leading energy generators and infrastructure players including EnergyAustralia and Transurban. Tom also advised energy and utility companies on the proposed introduction of Australia’s federal carbon trading scheme (Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme) and implications for fossil fuel and renewable energy generation.
Tom has a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from Australian National University.