Tom Shinner


Tom Shinner is COO of Entrepreneur First, which he joined in September 2019.

Tom joined EF from the UK Civil Service, having served on the main board of two departments – as Director of Strategy at the Department for Education, and for the last three years as the director at DExEU coordinating the UK Government’s domestic policy and technical implementation of Brexit.

Tom started his career at McKinsey & Company, serving in the London and Middle East offices. He studied at Oxford University, where he was shortlisted for the All Souls prize fellowship, and in 2010 he co-founded a thriving Free School in South London.