Tom Wainwright

Program Impact Manager - Sustainable Corporates

Tom oversees a program of work designed to support Australian corporates on their path to net zero through research, capacity building, and enabling a supportive external environment. As well as understanding corporate commitments and the needs of investors, the team focuses on cross-cutting system themes relevant to all corporations, such as data, technology, scope 3 emissions, and the circular economy. Tom’s core skills include project management, sustainability strategy, leadership and culture, change and adoption, and design thinking. 

Tom was previously Program Manager of the Australian Industry Energy Transitions Initiative (ETI), working with large industry and finance companies and government partners to decarbonise Australia’s hard-to-abate heavy industry supply chains through defining pathways, engagement and project development. He has spent the majority of his career in technology consulting, focusing on the people and change impacts of large-scale business transformations. Before joining Climateworks, Tom led a large internal initiative to embed sustainability into the strategy and operations of a major consulting firm and build a portfolio of work to help Australian corporates achieve more sustainable outcomes across multiple sectors.

Tom has a law degree from Cambridge University as well as Scrum Master and Project Management Professional certifications, and is part of the Australian Global Talent Visa Program. Originally from the UK, Tom has worked in Europe, Singapore and now Australia, having travelled extensively along the way, including spending several ski seasons as a chef and resort manager.