Tom has worked as a government executive, manager and advisor for the past decade. Today he works with government across education, human and health services in strategy, policy formation, program development and evaluation, accountability design, and resource allocation.
A strong focus of Tom’s work has been improving service delivery and access for people in vulnerable circumstances. This has included developing innovative programs that connect education and human services; ensuring that policy and funding arrangements between governments deliver good outcomes for people; and reviews to enhance programs over time. Tom understands the complex processes of policy and system design and ultimately what will translate to effective service delivery.
Major ACIL Allen projects managed by Tom include:
- evaluating the social and economic impacts of a major strategy to reduce family violence
- evaluations of national and state programs to improve learning outcomes for Aboriginal and disadvantaged children and young people
- facilitating the introduction of new governance arrangements for place-based coordination of government and community activities
- evaluations of innovative programs to improve outcomes for children in Out of Home Care
- legislative impact assessments in the employment industry
- regular short-term assignments to undertake business case development, program guideline design, and facilitating consultations.
Tom’s passion for policy and understanding of the roles for government saw him awarded the Dean’s Prize for an Executive Masters in Public Policy.
Tom holds a Bachelor of Commerce / Science (Honours), University of Melbourne; and an Executive Masters in Public Administration, University of Melbourne. He is a member of the Australasian Evaluation Society and the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA).