I have had the privilege of knowing Tom for more than 20 years, as a colleague initially, and then as a close friend. Throughout that time I have found him to be a complete professional in everything he does, but with a special added ingredient: he cares. He treats every task as a personal mission and can be trusted implicitly. Combine that with an unbridled enthusiasm for life in general and sport, in particular, and wicked sense of humour and you have a special man. Wasted at Oxford - should have been with the good guys at Cambridge!