Managing Director, Principal, Gensler
As Managing Director of Gensler Sydney, Tom Owens leads the senior management teams in setting strategic priorities and overseeing growth initiatives and client activities in the region. He is an award-winning architect with a highly valued combination of experience in strategic planning and design in a variety of Gensler’s Practice Areas. Through a cross-disciplinary, user centered design approach, Tom is especially committed to bridging geographic and cultural differences across the offices in the region. A recognised leader in the region with over 25 years of experience, one of Tom’s key priorities is to build Gensler’s reputation and fuel business growth through innovative design solutions. Under Tom’s leadership, Gensler Australia has seen many achievements across the retail, hospitality, workplace and mixed-use practices throughout the Asia-Pacific and Middle East region. Through partnering with clients on their vision for future of work, Tom successfully implements workplace strategy and change management projects across the region, helping global organisations implement workplace transformation programmes that lead to improved performance. Tom is a recognised thought leader and a frequent speaker at industry events as well as national and international platforms.