The AGI and Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) are delighted to announce the appointment of Tom Flude, as the new Senior Public Affairs Manager.
The co-funded role will serve the needs of both organisations. Tom will be instrumental in developing a shared vision and mission to ensure that geography and geographic information is recognised as an important enabler in the world of big data, and is used more widely across the public, private and third sectors.
Tom will help us to champion a better understanding of geography and the benefits of applying geographic information and associated skills, technology and application in both traditional and newly emerging areas and increased geographical analysis and interpretation to achieve positive business, public service and societal impacts.
Tom will also provide a strong voice for our aim of ensuring a sufficient future supply of well-trained specialists who understand and can contribute to the geographical analysis and interpretation of data to meet the needs of employers and the digital economy within the context of the skills agenda and professionalism in the workforce.
Tom brings extensive policy, strategy and public affairs experience from the public sector, and from nonprofit organisations.