Founder and former professional athlete. Tom’s pioneering approach to frontier markets and technology has seen him build successful businesses in finance, tech & education. He cut his teeth with the Accenture financial services strategy team in London working with many of the UK’s leading investment banks. The growth of the UAE saw Tom move to Dubai in 2005 to start, build and grow his own businesses in the UAE, Qatar & Iraq. In 2011, Tom launched JustGiving the world's largest fundraising platform for charities across the Middle East and Africa. JustGiving has raised over $5 Billion for 12,000 charities since 2002 and transformed charitable giving across the MEA region. In 2015, Tom founded EdAid as a fair, affordable alternative to traditional higher education funding. EdAid drives access and economic empowerment to students through partnering with education providers to deliver Deferred Tuition payment plans for Higher Education in the UK, US, Canada, Australia & Middle East. In his spare time, Tom remains a competitive athlete and is Head Coach for Nike in the Middle East.