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Tom Harding

BA (Hons), Royal Navy


Head of Operations

My role as Head of Operations is to coordinate departmental activity on behalf of the Head of Department and I manage the HOD Office. I am a member of the Senior Management Group, Finance Committee, Staff Development Committee and, the Public Engagement & Communications Committee.

I did my undergraduate degree at the University of York and read Politics with International Relations. I've spent 9 years in the Royal Navy in various positions including; Assistant Chief of Staff at the Defence Crisis Management Centre; Policy Assistant in Navy Command HQ and spent time serving on HMS Dauntless.

After leaving the Royal Navy I decided to move back to London and served as Chief of Staff to Anna Soubry MP, then the Minister of State for Small Business, Innovation and Enterprise. During the summer of 2016 I decided to leave Parliament and was appointed to this post in August 2016.