TOM MATSON

Tom Matson

TOM MATSON

Director and Co Founder

Phone: +61 422 210 415
Email: tm@esqcollective.com

a little bit about me

Tom’s professional life commenced in Perth whilst combining work as a commercial lawyer at top law firms with semi-professional WAFL football. Once he ‘hung up the boots’ in the mid-2000’s Tom set off to London to work at internationally renowned sport and media law firm, Olswang, where he was exposed to clients such as Tottenham FC and Formula One.

After over six years in private practice Tom’s path led him to Sydney to work as In-house Legal Counsel at the Australian Rugby Union where he was responsible for a broad legal and business portfolio spanning commercial sponsorship, licensing, broadcasting, high-performance, operations and event management. During this time Tom managed the commercial legal elements of the Wallabies 2011 Rugby World Cup campaign and the 2013 British and Irish Lions Tour.

Over the years his technical expertise extended to major events highlighted by his management of the 2013 and 2014 Gold Coast Sevens, successfully securing ARU an ongoing right to host a leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series, event managing the 2016 Sydney Sevens and leading the newly formed National Rugby Championship.