Tom qualified as a lawyer in 1994 and since then has been working with founders, investors, directors and corporates in connection with mergers and acquisitions, fundraising and corporate governance – not something you would automatically associate with Pact! However, Tom has had an interest in the criminal justice sector ever since studying criminology and penology as part of his law degree. Tom believes in positive change and leads his firm’s cultural change program, sits on his firm’s Community Investment Steering Group and coaches and mentors colleagues to be the best they can be. Tom wants to help change the narrative around criminal justice, make people stop and think about prisoners as fellow human beings and to make people prioritise rehabilitation over punishment.