Tom is a 27 year old Development Manager with the Mirvac Commercial Development team based in Melbourne. Although in the early years of his career, Tom’s role is very demanding and he works up to 12 hours per day. Tom sets himself very high expectations, and is the first to admit it.

Outside of work, Tom plays beach volleyball at a national level and he trains or plays 5-7 days per week.

Tom aims to secure the flexibility in his role that is required to balance his professional ambitions with his sporting pursuits. He is endeavouring to strike this balance in a way that won’t sacrifice career opportunities but also wont lead to burnout as time goes on.

Tom chose to be involved in the challenge as he doesn’t want to feel like he’s ‘sneaking away from the office’ or dancing around his choice to pursue an out–of-work passion.