Tom has over 20 years' experience as a lawyer, risk analyst and business strategist. Tom has been a core member of negotiating teams that have delivered globally significant energy projects, including the 1 m bpd BTC oil pipeline and the parallel 10 bcma SCP gas pipeline and he has led the negotiation of the government agreements for the 10 bcma TAP gas pipeline. He has advised governments and has led cross-functional teams delivering feasibility studies and strategy advice for energy projects across Africa, the Middle East, the Former Soviet Union, Turkey and North America. Prior to joining Infrastructure Development Partnership, he was Regional Advisor to BP plc for Africa, the Middle East, Russia, the Caspian and Turkey. Recently, Tom authored a study on global cross-border oil and gas pipelines under a grant from the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (July 2014) and was consulting editor for "Risk and Energy Infrastructure," Global Law and Business (London 2011).
Tom holds a BA in Philosophy from Loyola University of Chicago, an MA in Law from the University of Cambridge, a BCL from the University of Oxford and a JD from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.