Tom Shanks

Program Coordinator

Tom, one of our first ever Peacebuilding Program Coordinators in 2016, is a Modern Languages graduate from Newcastle University where he studied Spanish, French and Portuguese. His academic research focuses on history and politics in the Iberian Peninsula and South America. Tom lived and studied in Madrid during his degree and studied at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. During his time in Colombia, he managed plenty of travel adventures, and his favourite part is Salento and Valle de Cocora. Tom never says no to an adventure, and the way to his heart is buying him a Juan Valdez coffee (Colombia’s best!) and some arequipe!

Since graduating, Tom has followed his father’s footsteps and now heads up business development for the family’s group of UK-based, yet internationally operating, businesses. Tom focusses his time on prospecting business cases and implementing processes to develop and implement growth opportunities within and between their businesses. With a passion and interest for sales and marketing, he has recently been nominated for the North East Marketing Awards 2018.

Tom continues to work for Red Tree Study as a Recruitment and Marketing Consultant.

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