Tom joined the Beetham Pastoral team at the end of August 2016 as Stock Manager of Brancepeth. Although he grew up and went to school in the Bay of Plenty, Tom also has direct ties to the Wairarapa with his parents, aunty and uncle and grandparents all farming in the Tora district. Tom completed a certificate in Agriculture and Diploma in Rural Business at Telford before heading off to Australia for a season of seeding and harvesting. Upon his return, he landed a shepherding role on a breeding and finishing property in Woodville. Fast forward 3 years and it was time to take the next step. Tom relocated to the Waikato and did 6 months on a deer finishing block before hearing through the grape vine (aka Lew Olds) that Beetham Pastural was looking for a new stock manager and well, the rest is history!