Tom Strawhorn

Tom Strawhorn


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Tom is curiosity-driven problem solver who takes a logical and quantitative approach to unpacking problems. This skillset is strengthened by a master’s degree in engineering and complemented by a keen interest in start-ups and business. Tom has experience applying these skills throughout the energy and utilities sector, where he has guided many clients towards carbon emissions reduction targets and identified and delivered many cost-saving strategies.

Influential work

  • Led development of a sustainable energy/building strategy for a local government council, collaboratively developing masterplans and capital works/maintenance investment plans
  • Led a qualitative investigation and development of a quantitative model to evaluate the technical and commercial attractiveness of an emerging electricity procurement model on behalf of nine local government councils
  • Co-led and delivered an energy performance contract guaranteeing $1.7M in savings over five years
  • Developed a model to assess emerging renewable technologies, advising on significant capital investments that will shape the client’s corporate sustainability strategy
  • Supported advisory and verification components of a $7M energy performance contract in the health sector.

Outside of Nous

Before joining Nous, Tom was a consultant at FG Advisory, providing strategic advice to guide clients to create high performing and environmentally sustainable buildings and infrastructure. He holds a Bachelor of Science (civil systems) and a Master of Engineering (civil engineering with business) from The University of Melbourne. During Tom’s studies he balanced part-time work in technical engineering and consulting roles whilst pursuing his interests in public health and start-ups through university competitions.

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.