Tom has attained a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese (with 1st Class Honours in Asian Studies) from the University of Western Australia with the support of a Fogarty Scholarship and a Prime Minister�s Australia-Asia Endeavour Award. He has also been a visiting scholar at Renmin University and Peking University. He is the President of the Australia-China Youth Association, a member of the New Colombo Plan Reference Group, and was a delegate to the Australia-China Forum.
He has worked as a technology and biotechnology research analyst at 3rd Wave Capital, a private family fund based in Perth and is currently pursuing entrepreneurial opportunities in China. He runs a Chinese to English and Spanish translation house. He speaks Chinese and Spanish, has performed on Chinese TV and plays Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and basketball.
Tom is undertaking an EMBA in Finance at the China European International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai.