Tom trained at RADA as a Stage Manager and worked from 1968 extensively in touring Opera Festivals including Glyndebourne and West End Theatre for 24 years, over a 27 year period. In 1996 he joined Cameron Mackintosh Consultants Ltd. where he became Technical Director for Delfont Mackintosh from 2005-2009. He was introduced to Chickenshed during its Lottery Funded Building project by a previous Director/Trustee, Martin McCallum who was right hand man to Sir Cameron Mackintosh when we first got our theatre premises in 1992. Tom was invited to join the Board of The Property Company April 2002 and remains a Trustee as well as being Chairman of the Building Care Group which meet frequently over the year giving us their time & expertise with all building–related issues.

In 2010 he was asked by the then CEO, to be responsible for and co-ordinate the full refurbishment and redecoration of the Bar, Front of House, Box Office areas, toilets and all signage.

Tom has been a constant and strong supporter of Chickenshed using his broad knowledge of best practice in all theatre-related issues.