• tom.smith@lionfoundation.org.nz

Tom Smith

National Grants Manager

Originally from Cirencester in the United Kingdom, Tom emigrated to New Zealand in 2018 with his young family. Living in London, Tom was involved with disability and Para Sport since 2007, working on the 2012 Paralympics and then with Special Olympics Great Britain, Sport England and The England & Wales Cricket Board.  Tom has extensive experience working in the philanthropic sector and was CEO of Parafed Auckland before starting in the role of Grants Manager at The Lion Foundation in November 2019. Tom considers himself to be a guru of the BBQ, and really enjoys cooking. He’ll even share his infamous Moroccan Lamb Shoulder recipe with you if you ask nicely!