Tom Silburn-Evans served in the Royal Australian Navy for 12 years as a Maritime Warfare Officer. Over a long career at sea Tom focussed on Amphibious Warfare serving in HMAS Tobruk and Adelaide for over six years. His most recent posting was as the Principal Warfare Officer onboard Adelaide where he was deployed on Operation Tonga Assist. As well as Major Fleet Units Tom spent a number of years serving on patrol boats out of Darwin and Cairns.
A career highlight of his was being the XO of Cape Fourcroy STBD conducting Operation Sovereign Borders. Whilst not at sea Tom enjoyed instructing at the HMAS Watson Bridge Training Faculty. Whilst posted there he was fortunate enough to receive the training innovator of the year award from COMTRAIN.
JY Australia stood out to Tom due to their mentoring during transition out of Defence and their focus on Indigenous support and academic improvement. Tom has always had a keen interest in supporting closing the gap initiatives and this was seen a great initiative to him. Since joining JY Australia Tom has completed his Auditors course with TQCSI which qualifies him as a JAS-ANZ accredited auditor and is now a qualified Lead Auditor. He was offered to join the Executive team as General Manager – Professional Services and began this role in February, 2023. He is excited to be back in a high-tempo operations environment and looking forward to making the most of this opportunity.
Tom is looking forward to being able to support Defence whilst able to guarantee time at home with his family and friends. He is excited to begin a new career leveraging his knowledge and experience he gained during a valuable career in the RAN.