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Tor McLaren is a Senior Advisor at Avonhurst. He has a wide range of experience across media and communications, finance, intelligence and strategy and is a founder of Tiller, a trusted and connected network with recourse to hard-to-access information and authenticated insights.
He is a former partner of Nash Capital Group, which provides funding, M&A and corporate finance advisory services, alongside direct investment access to rapidly growing private companies. There, as an appointed member of the Trade Policy Research Centre’s Strategic Advisory Committee, he also advised a specialist group of political strategists on trade policy and activity. Prior to that, he had a spent his career launching, acquiring and selling media businesses, including the launch of Australia’s Foxtel and Galaxy platforms, before returning to the UK to work for NBC Universal’s UK and EMEA television channels business as Director of Channels.
Having served on the boards of start-ups and multinationals, Tor has a broad knowledge of corporate governance issues, with skills that encompass corporate strategic development, marketing and communications, public policy presentation and change leadership. He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts and an active supporter of research into cancer and genetic disease and has served on board of the National Institute of Health Research’s Pancreas Biomedical Research Unit.