Integrated Government Advisers

Thomas Smith


Integrated Government Specialist

About Tom

Tom is a Director at Consulum, providing senior counsel to clients on public policy, political communications and strategy.

Tom joined Consulum from UBS, a global investment bank and the world’s largest wealth manager. At UBS, Tom worked in the EMEA Governmental Affairs team, where he led various key policy areas – including digital finance, crypto assets, data management, cybersecurity and operational resilience. This involved advising senior management on the impact of policy change on the firm, developing advocacy messaging and executing effective advocacy strategies to try to shape the regulatory environment. Tom also provided strategic advice to UBS throughout the Brexit process.

Before UBS, Tom was at Prudential plc, where he worked in the Group Government Relations Team on insurance and pensions issues in Europe and APAC. He implemented engagement programmes with a range of policymakers, including UK Embassies of key APAC countries. Prior to this, Tom spent four years working at HSBC Bank Plc in their Public Policy Team, focusing on UK financial services issues including the major reforms that were enacted after the 2008 financial crisis.

Tom has a master’s in history and Politics from the University of Oxford.