Engagement | Strategy | Management


Principal Tom Weaver has over 30 years experience in external affairs specialising in First Nations, community and government. Most recently Tom spent 12 years as a senior executive in a multi-national mining company where he led large teams delivering multi-stream programs in Aboriginal cultural heritage, native title, community affairs, sustainability, State Agreement Acts, Government Relations and new country entry. During this period Tom was accountable for First Nations engagement while delivering interdependent approvals strategies on some of the world’s largest mining and infrastructure projects including railway, energy and port.  As a trusted member of the senior leadership team, Tom supported investor relations activities through expert engagement with globally significant investors, financiers and ESG analysts on all approvals and First Nations matters.

Prior to entering the resources industry, Tom spent 8 years as a senior Federal public servant specialising in native title and started his career in the arts where in the early 1990’s he co-founded Australia’s first theatre company dedicated to advancing the cause of Aboriginal reconciliation.

Tom holds a Bachelor of Laws, is a trained mediator, company director, and negotiator and has successfully negotiated multiple heritage and native title agreements including Indigenous Land Use Agreements.

Weaver Strategic Advisory offers full service First Nations engagement and development expertise across agreement-making, community, cultural heritage, investment risk advisory and Government.  Our approach is underscored by deep inter-cultural competence and builds shared interests to deliver mutually beneficial solutions and durable relationships.

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We acknowledge the traditional custodians, knowledge holders and Elders across Australia and their ancient and enduring connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of First Nations communities and their cultures; and to Elders past and present.

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