Tom is the Director General of the Construction Industry Federation the body representing Ireland general building, civil engineering, mechanical, electrical and specialist contracting sectors as well as home builders, industrial and commercial property development specialists. Since becoming Director General of CIF Tom has helped to drive awareness of the important role infrastructure investment can play in supporting Ireland economic recovery and has identified emerging opportunities for the industry particularly in the energy retrofitting and renewable energy sectors. Tom has been at the heart of the campaign to improve competitiveness within the industry and to effect fundamental structural and organisational changes designed to ensure a sustainable, dynamic and innovative construction industry into the future. Tom was a Minister in the Department of Finance in the 2002 -2007 Government with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works. Previously Tom held senior position within the Irish Farmers Organisation including President and National Secretary where he represented the Irish farming sector at European level.
Director General Construction Industry Federation