Tom Campbell

Senior Project Manager

Tom is a skilled project and site manager with over 15 years experience delivering permanent stage engineering and show automation systems across the world. He is an expert at coordinating teams, managing budgets, and collaborating with clients to deliver adventurous creative ideas for the likes of Virgin Voyages, The Royal Opera House and Geelong Arts Centre.

Coming from a family of engineers, Tom has always had a hands-on approach to design and can often be found travelling with his tool kit. After achieving a BFA in Technical Direction and Lighting Design he went on to secure an MFA in Stage Automation at the University of North Carolina. This unique combination of skills means that Tom is able to speak the language of both engineering and entertainment, guiding projects safely from ideation to delivery.

From theatres and opera houses to arts centres and cruise ships, Tom has worked in a diverse range of venues to deliver complex stage engineering equipment including stage lifts, stage revolves, overhead flying, catenary systems and safety curtains. Notably in his role as project manager at TAIT, he was responsible for managing the mainstage control upgrade at London’s Royal Opera House. This two year project saw him collaborate with the client, design, and installation teams to create and execute a detailed upgrade plan of the control system, cable, sensors, & brakes of a 200+ axis automation system.

Tom’s personal life is as busy as his professional one. As well as having a young family he also volunteers at St John Ambulance, demonstrating his commitment to making a positive impact in the industry. Helping as both a unit manager and in the charity’s specialist unit for high risk event cover, this role has seen him run teams on site for Arctic Monkeys, Bruce Springsteen, and the London Marathon finish line.