Tom Roche trained in Architecture before joining Skanska UK Construction as a Designer and Project/Planning Manager. In 2003, he took up his first role in sport, joining the Rugby World Cup in Australia as Ticketing Manager.
Tom has since held a number of positions across commercial sales and operations, event and venue planning, contract management and delivery, working on three Rugby World Cups (2003, 2007 and 2015), two Olympic and Paralympic Games (2012 and 2015), two ICC Cricket World Cups/T20 tournaments (2007 and 2010) and the 2008 Rugby League World Cup. He has lived and worked in Australia, France, the Caribbean and Azerbaijan.
In 2018, Tom joined The Parker Company, the worlds largest sports, event and hospitality procurement agent. With over £500m of annual buying power across 100+ projects per year, Parker use global reach and 50 years of expertise to help their clients reduce the cost, time and risk associated with project procurement.