Tom leads Aperio’s services in the Middle East and North Africa region.
Prior to joining Aperio in January 2017, Tom worked for ten years as a diplomat in the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, specialising in the Middle East region. He is a fluent Arabic speaker who has spent a number of years living and working in the region, with experience of dealing with some of the most challenging areas of UK foreign policy. He also has knowledge of Italian, French and Spanish.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Arabic from the University of Cambridge and a master’s degree in international conflict studies from King’s College London.