Tom Revington obtained first class honours in Biochemistry at Oxford University before serving in the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office engaged in policy development, conflict resolution and inter-governmental negotiations. After a period as deputy head of political office in Istanbul he led a team producing financial, economic and political analysis of EU countries responding to needs of senior officials and ministers at Treasury, Bank of England, Financial Services Authority and the Prime Ministers Office. He was responsible for the Prime Minister’s personal briefing service at quarterly European Council meetings of EU leaders and the Chancellor’s personal briefing service at monthly meetings of European Finance ministers.
A change of career led him to complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Economics (distinction) at Birkbeck College, University of London and later to a MSc (distinction) in Psychology at the University of East London. From 2004-2012 he was a consultant at McKinsey & Company where his work included support for quality improvement programmes in hospitals and community healthcare providers, as well as designing and delivering leadership programmes for NHS Chief Executives and for clinical leadership teams. Other work included a strategic review of a children’s charity in Saudi Arabia to identify options for improving the life chances for 20 million children. He now runs a successful management consulting and leadership development practice working with clients in healthcare, education and professional services. He is currently senior associate tutor for the Leadership and Management in Health Care module and co-lead for the Quality Improvement Science and Systems Analysis module.