Tom Shore is an Operations, Strategic Leadership, Programmes and Logistics specialist in the field of International Development, Culture and Human Rights.  He has been working internationally at the highest level for the past 15 years in the humanitarian, international development, and cultural sectors in challenging environments in countries as diverse as Myanmar, South Sudan, North Korea, the USA and Israel-Palestine to name a few.

As a member of the Senior Management Team at The Elders (, Tom has had the good fortune to work closely both one-to-one and collectively with some of the world’s leading political and humanitarian figures of recent times; including Desmond Tutu, Jimmy Carter, Kofi Annan, Mary Robinson, Ela Bhatt and Gro Harlem Brundtland. Working both publically and through private diplomacy, he has engaged with global leaders and civil society at all levels addressing conflict, challenging injustice, and promoting democracy, ethical leadership and good governance. Tom has also spent many years working in the cultural sector managing orchestras, producing popular music concerts, and as a musician himself.

Tom began his journey with In Place of War in early 2015, and is grateful to be able to utilise his networks and extensive experience in the cultural and international development sectors supporting IPOW’s mission.

Tom has a BA in Journalism and Creative Writing and his world view is helped along by his practice of Buddhism, however it is his training at the hands of his two daughters that has been the most rewarding.