Tom joined the India team from Johannesburg where he spent 3 years as Deputy Director South Africa and Director Namibia. There he took responsibility for English and Exams helping to treble the size of its IELTS business. He also took a lead on establishing more innovative, technology-driven practice in operations and projects, helping establish more efficient working styles and in-demand skills training for our beneficiaries. He is particularly proud of Digify Bytes, a project he established that has helped more than 70,000 young people in Africa gain essential digital skills to launch their career.

Prior to this, he spent his time in London working on strategy and government relations.

As Director North India, Tom intends to further enhance the innovative work being done by teams and help us take advantage of the enormous opportunities that exist for British Council to do impactful work in this part of the country.