Looking Local, Thinking Global
Who is Thomas?
Born in Nelson Tasman – Te Tai o Aorere, I had the privilege of growing up on, in & around farms and the natural beauty of Aotearoa, New Zealand. I live by an optimisim & enthusiasm which define all the endeavours I embark on. I seek & seize opportunities, challenge myself to redefine my roles & always look for where I can channel my creative expression
I gained a Bachelor of Commerce in International Business & a Bachelor of Arts in Mandarin & International Relations from Victoria Univeristy of Wellington. Throughout which I regularly volunteered for university groups, charities & non-governmental organisations. I was elected Treasurer Secretary of the Victoria University of Wellington Students Association and gained extensive hospitality experience as a Restaurant Manager.
I later gained a Masters Degree in Global Management & Innovation at the University of Auckland. My thesis studied the recent global wave of Modern Slavery Transparency Legislation through the lense of the United Kingdom Modern Slavery Act & similar pieces of legislation. Through my study I explored the efficiency of such transparency legislation in affecting material changes & reforms in multinational, cross-border, supply chains. During & after which I gained considerable experience in leading a customer service team & working in the food bag delivery industry.
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