Tom Quinn is the founder and CEO of the Future Business Council - the peak group representing the next generation of business. The FBC is driven by a dedicated team of change leaders brought together by their shared vision for a dynamic business culture for Australia that extends beyond the next 50 years. They connect business owners with their network of future-focused business leaders who understand that change the incentives within our economic system is needed to ensure prosperity in the future. The Council is a platform to work with government and create an economy that encourages the innovative, sustainable and ethical businesses needed for the future.
Tom is a strategist, communicator and advocate for future business opportunities in Australia. He is the author of The Next Boom: A Surprise New Hope for Australia report on surging demand for more sustainable goods and services. He has a background in the green building industry, renewable energy sector, climate adaptation, business innovation, and international politics.
His vision is for a more sustainable, just and prosperous world through principled leadership, the implementation of evidence based policies and the sustainable transformation of our global economy.
Tom is a strong believer in the capacity for Australia to drive global change by embracing emerging trends, leading by example, and through forging stronger relationships with our international neighbours. The opportunities include fostering of growth of innovative and sustainable business models, balancing the opportunities and risks of a digital society, establishing international norms of justice, and combating the challenges of climate change, environmental degradation and biodiversity loss.
He is a sought after speaker on future business opportunities for Australia and has extensive media experience ranging from Lateline, ABC24, Radio National, The Guardian, The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, AFR and more.