Thomas Malcolm, keynote during Te Tira Whakamātaki evening networking session
Thomas (or Tame) is a descendant of Te Arawa whānui and Ngāti Ruanui. He has a Bachelor of Science (Materials and Processing), Masters in Business and numerous other biosecurity related qualifications.
Thomas has worked for Puna Consultants Ltd, Animal Health Board, the Department of Conservation, and Waikato and Bay of Plenty regional councils.
Born and raised in Rotorua, Thomas was educated in both mainstream and Te Ao Māori systems. He has spent more than 12 years working in the biosecurity sector including as Kāhui Māori for the BioHeritage National Science Challenge and Te Tira Whakamātaki as Operations Manager.