Tom joined Woolworths PLC in 1973 as a Management Trainee and stayed with the Company for twenty-nine years enjoying a successful and rewarding career, flourishing in the competitive Retail environment and appreciating the opportunity to work in a variety of interesting locations across the UK.
After a number of roles including managing his own company and Operations Director for the Compass Group he relocated back to Thanet and joined Land Securities as the General Manager of Westwood Cross Shopping and Leisure Centre. He enjoyed six very successful years at the Centre, managing the expansion of the site and being very active within the local community, a part of the job that he particularly enjoyed and he joined the Governing Body last year. Tom lives with his partner, Joanne, in Broadstairs and his hobbies include golf, football, travelling, skiing and reading. He also enjoys walking his dog,