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Lead Customs and Border Management Specialist

         Tom has spent some 34 years working within the domain and Customs and Border Management where he has held a number of positions within the Irish Revenue Commissioners, the European Commission, the Cyprus Government, the World Bank and within the International consultancy company Accenture. During this time he has worked extensively in all areas of Customs Policy and Strategy but is best known for his work within the ICT environment where he has provided technical assistance support to a number of countries in Asia, Africa and Europe as an official and as a consultant. He has also authored a number of papers including ‘Customs 2020, ‘Outsourcing as a Strategic Deliver Option for Customs, Collaborative Border Management and more recently co-authored the World Bank's Border Management Handbook - " A Guide for Reformers'.
         Tom is now Accenture’s Lead Customs and Border Management Speacilist globally where he is responsible for
  •  the research and development of new knowledge tools for dissemination internally and externally to clients;
  •  Development of a new suite of client engagement and support tools to assist country teams to identify new business development opportunities; and
  •  Support the strategic development and implementation of Accenture’s border management business through the provision high level strategic and technical advice.           
          Tom studied Commerce at University College Dublin and holds a BComm (Intermed), Certificate in Public Administration, Certificate in Advanced Project Management , and NCC Certificate in Systems Analysis.           Tom is married with 4 children arranging in age from 25 years to 8 months.