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Tom Williams

Tom Williams TEC Chair

Small Business Program

‘I believe CEOs and Business Owners are now the major influencers of how the world develops.  They provide jobs and economic growth, but also inspirational opportunities for people to reach their potential and make a difference in the world. However, I’ve been a CEO and it can be a tough gig, with nowhere safe to seek advice from people who have learnt from their own journeys and won’t judge you, or affect your career.  TEC provides an opportunity to have a dozen other CEOs and Business Owners on your team, who can help you solve whatever issues you’re facing in a supportive, yet growth orientated way.  As Chair, I get to facilitate and support the group to improve their effectiveness and enhance their lives.  That’s good for them and good for the planet’.



Tom Williams is an innovation consultant and business coach focused on assisting CEOs and Business Owners to develop a roadmap for high growth in a world of accelerating disruption to traditional business models.

He started as a scientist before undertaking a broad executive career with experience in big pharma, biotech, funds management and creative marketing.

His been a founder, or cofounder of 5 Startups, selling an investment management company to a global bank and taking a biotech as CEO to an IPO on the ASX.  As a marketing consultant, he launched new products for General Motors, Ford, Yamaha, Dunlop and Kodak. His developed significant innovations for major corporations including video marketing for GSK, Business Class air travel for Qantas domestic airlines and a mathematical model of the Australian stockmarket for HSBC.

A pioneer in developing entrepreneurship training for scientists and engineers, with programs like MBA in a Day and Molecules to Medicine, which was funded by the state government. Tom lectures at Monash University, and the University of Melbourne on the commercialisation of technology, business planning, entrepreneurship and leadership.  He consults with companies to develop individual innovations and to install innovation generating systems for sustainable market growth.


Tom has what is now called a T shaped career, with a deep dive into the commercialisation of technology.

In addition,  he has expertise in the following areas:

  • Creative marketing
  • Strategy
  • Innovation and disruption
  • Investment management
  • Communication
  • Leadership

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Achieve the benefits of executive coaching. The TEC Chief Executive Program is designed to help you make more effective decisions that lead to powerful results. At the core, a confidential advisory group of peers helps you focus on what’s most critical. Led by an accomplished business leader, this unbiased group will help you solve problems and uncover opportunities. Take your business to the next level by connecting to thought leaders and 23,000 members across the globe. Find out more
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