Tom O’Connor

Tom is CEO of The Oaktree Foundation, an organisation which has been recognised by the United Nations for its effective youth leadership and innovative approaches to social action. As CEO, Tom is passionate and single-minded in his work to combat the injustice of extreme poverty.  

Tom was Young Victorian of the Year in 2007 and was also invited to participate in the Prime Ministers Australia 2020 Summit. In 2008 he co-edited the book “The Future By Us”, an anthology of essays on Australia’s future. Tom has been with Oaktree since 2006, first in the Universities team, then as Assistant Victorian Director, Victorian Director, General Manager of Operations and now CEO. Under Tom’s leadership, Oaktree has grown exponentially.