Tom Snow, Board Chair
Tom Snow is Chair of Equality Australia, and was a Co-Chair and Founder of the Equality Campaign, which led the successful Yes vote in the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey and saw in the successful legislative change for marriage equality.
Tom is an accidental activist. When his family stood in front of a rainbow coloured Canberra Airport in August 2015, he was thrust into being one of the leaders of the marriage equality campaign.
Before the marriage equality campaign, Tom created Whitehelm Capital with his business partner. They built Whitehelm into an infrastructure fund manager with nearly $5 billion in funds under management across 44 infrastructure assets and $16 billion in funds under advice.
Prior to Whitehelm, Tom worked at Canberra Airport, where he was responsible for the sustainable development at the Airport, and he continues to serve on its board and is Chair of Snow Medical. While working at the Airport, Tom was responsible for the construction of Australia’s first Green Star rated building, which had a uniquely low environmental footprint.
Through his business career, Tom has played a range of directorship roles, including being a director at Perth Airport, Canberra Airport, the Port of Adelaide, Bankstown Airport, Peninsula Link, Etihad Stadium and the Australian Science Festival. He was also Chair of the Canberra Convention Bureau. He is a Rhodes Scholar, and is a proud father of three kids.