Thom Woodroofe

Thom is the founder and CEO of Global Voices, whose mission is to create opportunities for young Australians to engage with international policy both at home and abroad. Thom is also an Associate Fellow at The Asia Society and a freelance opinion writer on foreign affairs. He has previously worked in the offices of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and US Congressional Speaker Nancy Pelosi. He holds a Masters of International Relations and a Bachelor of Global Arts (First Class Honours) and was recognised as the 2009 Young Victorian of the Year for his work in establishing Left Right Think-Tank. He is passionate about exploring the evolving nature of global governance given the emergence of new actors, as well as how to best leverage and expand the role of the developing world in key diplomatic negotiations. [+]