Tom is an experienced railway professional with a strong background in signalling & telecommunications engineering. A chartered engineer, a fellow of the Institution of Engineering & Technology and a fellow of the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE), Tom is the Acting Director of Standards in RSSB and he is also the Professional Head of Control Command and Signalling, which includes cyber security for the operational railway. Tom provides strategic leadership for standards and heads a team of over a hundred engineers, railway operators, human factors specialists, project and support managers. Tom chairs the industry CCS Standards Committee and is an active member of several other cross-industry committees. He is also an examiner for the IRSE examination, having served for over thirteen years. Tom is responsible for the development of requirements, publication of standards and undertaking research for the railway system; in particular Tom specialises in the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) and the Control Command and Signalling Technical Specifications for Interoperability. He is leading the development of a GB rail industry cyber security strategy.