Tom is the Senior Institutional Fundraiser who works with The Open University’s International Development Office (IDO), and the International Development and Inclusive Innovation Strategic Research Area (IDII-SRA) to develop new funding opportunities.
Tom’s role involves building and maintaining strong partnerships with partners and clients, facilitating the development of new project concepts, and strategic input into the design, management, and review of funding proposals.
Tom has 10 years’ international development experience. He joined the OU in 2016, and worked in business development and project management roles with a private sector consultancy firm prior to this. He has led the positioning, preparation, and management of many successful multi-million pound commercial tenders for donor clients including DFID, European Union, and World Bank, and the development of Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) proposals to UK research councils.