Tom holds a doctorate in physiology, anatomy and genetics from the University of Oxford; degrees in medicine and biochemistry from the University of Otago; and multiple post-graduate qualifications. Tom has held technical, management and leadership roles in both industry and academia. As a technologist, sports medicine physician, coach and athlete to an international standard, Tom has a global overview of the issues and solutions surrounding human performance having published widely, including patents. Tom likes to spend time with his wife and their extended family of three meerkats, two skunks and three sugar gliders. He is a keen gardener and likes to run a lot.