Tom leads Oxfam GB's work in markets-based approaches to water and sanitation access. Tom works with programme colleagues and partners in countries around the world to establish affordable and sustainable operating systems throughout the water and sanitation value chain. The aim of his work is to ensure that water and sanitation systems are economically viable and provide affordable and inclusive services.
Tom joined Oxfam in 2010 as Regional WASH Advisor for the Horn, Eastern & Central Africa, and also worked as Senior WASH Advisor for Asia prior to joining Oxfam GB's global team. Prior to this, he worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development's Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) as a Global WASH Advisor in Washington, DC. He spent over 7 years living in Kenya, South Sudan, Darfur, Mozambique, Sri Lanka and Tajikistan implementing WASH programs.
Tom holds a BS in Agricultural & Biological Systems Engineering and a MS in Water Resources Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.