Travels from: Victoria
Victorian Young Australian of the Year 2015
Categories: Motivational Speakers
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
Thomas King is a social entrepreneur, international speaker and future food specialist who has been recognised as one of Australia’s most accomplished young pioneers.
After spending almost a decade driving international campaigns and initiatives, Thomas founded Food Frontier in 2017. This independent not-for-profit works with industry, government and consumers to accelerate food innovations like plant-based meat alternatives and clean/cell-based meat across the Asia Pacific region, for the good of people and the planet.
Thomas' career began at age 13, when he developed the world’s most viewed website on unsustainable palm oil production, which offered information and tools for consumers and food manufacturers. In the years following, he helped lead projects across five continents, including initiatives focused on climate education, animal protection and poverty alleviation.
Thomas has worked with indigenous communities in the Bornean jungle to strengthen conservation initiatives, represented Australia's youth in a film in the Arctic for IMAX and the COP21 climate summit, was a director for a campaign that raised $1.6 million to alleviate extreme poverty in Cambodia, created an award-winning short film on social change, and he volunteered as a journalist at the London Olympic Games to tell the stories of athletes from disadvantaged communities and report their progress back to their families.
Thomas was awarded VIC Young Australian of the Year in 2015 for his work to create a more just society.
Thomas' most recent speaking engagements include: presenting alongside HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed at the Nexus Global Summit 2018 in NYC, and presenting at Seeds&Chips 2018 in Milan as well as interviewing Starbucks Executive Chairman Howard Schultz on stage.