Head of Development,
Tom Graduated from Loughborough University in 2016 with a master’s in civil engineering. He initially worked as an Engineer in the Water Industry for 3 years prior to moving into flood defence work managing the construction phases of schemes such as the Nottingham Trent Flood Alleviation Scheme, the largest inland flood defence scheme in the country when it was built in 2012. In recognition for his work on this project he was awarded the ‘CECA Midlands - Site Manager of the Year’ award in 2011. In 2014 Tom join the Coal Authority as a Project Manager in its Environment team where his focus was delivering mine water remediation projects. Tom soon progressed to become the Coal Authorities Programme Manager for the ‘Water and Abandoned Metal Mines’ Programme which is an innovative programme funded by DEFRA and delivered in partnership by the Coal Authority and Environment Agency. The programme is focussed on delivering remediation projects to reduce pollution and deliver improvements in ecological and chemical status in water bodies impacted by abandoned metal mines in England. Tom is currently the Head of the Development department at the Coal Authority. His Department undertakes the statutory consultation for planning applications on the coalfield, permits access to investigate and treat mining legacy and licenses the coal mining industry. In additional the Development department also manages the Coal Authorities property interests over large parts of the former coalfield including several large liability sites which they are seeking to re-develop.