Tom joined P&G in the UK in 1996 and spent the first 5 years in the UK in a variety of commercial roles. The second phase of his career was in Geneva, where he worked in Sales and Marketing as well as developing a passion for the Alps. He returned to the UK in 2004, working through a number of roles including running the Beauty Division and Corporate Sales Director before becoming Managing Director in 2015.
The UK was P&G’s first overseas subsidiary, with the acquisition of the Thomas Hedley Fairy business in 1930, and remains a critical global market for the Cincinnati headquartered company. P&G has over 4000 employees in Northern Europe (UK, Ireland & Nordics), operating 6 manufacturing and distribution sites, 8 offices and 3 R&D Centres. Many of their 30 leading brands are household favourites, including Olay, Pantene, Always, Head & Shoulders, Aussie, Ariel, Herbal Essences, Fairy, Tampax , Pampers, Gillette and Oral B . At least one of those brands is present in 98% of UK homes.
Tom is married and has three children. He plays tennis, coaches a boys’ hockey team and considers his Sunday Roast cooking to be leading edge.