Tom set up his first business with a £5K loan from his father & a £5k loan from the bank. He started selling trainers from the back of a van & went on to build Europe’s largest independent sports retailer, Sports Division, which he sold for £290m in 1998. Tom set up private equity partnership West Coast Capital in 2001 & combined with a significant commitment to philanthropy, he has invested more than £50m in social causes through The Hunter Foundation. He was knighted in 2005.
CEO, Health Education England
Former Ambassador, Political Expert & Historian
Assembly Member and Cabinet Secretary for Education, Welsh Government
Academic, Economist, Author, Sirius XM and Chief Europe Correspondent & Former Economics Editor, ITV News
Chairman, Ofcom, Channel 4 & Former Chairman, Santander