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OEB speaker Thomas Shorrock

Thomas Shorrock

Operations Manager/Head of UAE Development, The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award, United Kingdom

Tom Shorrock is an Operations Manager for the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award based in Abu Dhabi and oversees the development of the Award in the UAE and the wider region. After studying Chemistry at the University of Bristol, Tom worked in Industry in the UK & France. Alongside his work, he was also a member of the local Army Reserve unit and the Royal Society of Chemistry(RSC). He developed his love for non-formal education by taking part in various courses and being involved with both. His activities with the RSC, allowed him to develop teaching and learning beyond the classroom and create community outreach activities. It was during this time, he made the decision to become a teacher. Having taught in the UK, Tom went on to teach in various schools internationally. Tom holds various qualifications. A Certificate in Business Management from the University of Surrey, Diploma in Risk Management, Certified Foresight Practitioner (The Futures School by Kedge). In his spare time, he loves exploring the outdoors and has recently completed a Half-Ironman Triathlon.