Tom Griffith

Director, South West Group

Tom Griffiths is an Economic Development professional with twenty years public and private sector management experience, domestically and internationally. He has strong and diverse experience in economic development strategy and policy formulation, project delivery and evaluation. He has prepared and delivered economic development strategies for Perth and Fremantle as well as numerous supplementary policies and projects to establish the vision and sustainable foundation for economic development, job creation and investment attraction for their regions.

Tom has extensive experience in all stages of project management including project conception, business case development, project delivery as well as productive working relationships with contacts in the private sector and all levels of Government. Honesty and integrity is cornerstone to Tom’s approach to building lasting and productive professional relationships, as well as bridges between the organisations he has worked for and their major stakeholders.

Tom’s qualifications include: a Master’s Degree in Sustainable Urban and Regional Development (Murdoch University) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Marketing (Curtin University).


Thursday, October 31
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm • Aggregating opportunities: Smart cities across boundaries
In this session we discuss one of the most exciting trends in smart cities action and investment – cross jurisdiction partnerships.   Guests:
  • Stephen Smith, Local Government Association of South Australia
  • Tom Griffiths, South West Group, Western Australia
  • Jannat Maqbool, Hamilton City Council, NZ
  • Daniel Adams, City of Prospect
  • Matthew Szymczak, City of Greater Geelong
  • Catherine Caruana-McManus, Meshed
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