Tom Strawhorn

Tom Strawhorn


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Tom is consultant who draws on his engineering background to analytically and efficiently solve complex problems. He applies these skills to develop rich, data-driven insights for public and private organisations. He brings expertise in energy and utilities, where he has identified, designed and delivered significant cost-saving strategies and has guided clients to meet their emissions reduction targets.

Influential work

  • Developed models and business cases to support investment in infrastructure and buildings to reduce emissions and costs for clients in local government, health, commercial, utilities and higher education
  • Assessed the market then developed an operating model, financial forecasts and go-to-market strategy for a new education product
  • Developed a quantitative model and a qualitative investigation to evaluate the technical and commercial attractiveness of an electricity procurement model for nine local councils
  • Developed a pricing strategy in response to COVID-19 and other environmental drivers to strengthen a university’s international student market share
  • Developed a sustainable buildings strategy for a local council, collaboratively developing masterplans and capital works/maintenance investment plans.

Outside of Nous

Tom was previously a consultant at a boutique energy consultancy, guiding clients to create high performing and environmentally sustainable buildings and infrastructure. He holds a Master of Engineering (civil engineering with business) and a Bachelor of Science (civil systems) from the University of Melbourne. During Tom’s studies he worked part-time in technical engineering and consulting while pursuing his interests in public health and start-ups.

In his spare time...

Tom can often be found at start-up pitch nights or watching movies. He is prone to overindulging in coffee and enjoys eating new foods he isn’t sure how to pronounce.