Former Media, Entertainment and Tech Executive, now investor in start ups
Tom Toumazis MBE has a portfolio of directorships focused in technology, media and the arts. He’s a founder investor and Chair of three start-ups, Tagsmart, Fusebox Games and TVbeat and an External Director of the Performing Rights Society for music. Tom has held senior roles at ITV, The Walt Disney Company, Eurosport, Endemol Shine and Yahoo!
Tom has worked in the media and entertainment industry since 1983, spending the first 18 years within advertising sales at ITV, Eurosport and Emap. He made the transition into TV and film programme sales, marketing and distribution in 2001 as Head of Disney-ABC-ESPN Television EMEA. In 2009 was appointed Chief Commercial Officer of Endemol Worldwide, joining the main board. He was Head of Partnerships EMEA for Yahoo and prior to that, CEO of Mecom Group.
Tom is a public speaker, sharing his work/life experiences and encouraging young people to explore careers in the world of media and entertainment. He supports Speakers for Schools & London South Bank University, where is a Visiting Professor of Business and Honorary Fellow.
Tom is a Trustee of the NSPCC and the Childline Board he founded has helped raise over £14 million since its launch in 2005. He was awarded an MBE in 2015 for services to children.
BBC News & Radio Presenter
Director, The Africa Centre & Former Chief Executive, The Place
MP & Former Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries
Co-founder, Webber Phillips & Former President & Deputy Chair, John Lewis Partnership Council
President of Murray Edwards College
Academic, Economist, Author