Speakers Profile - Tom Williams

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Tom Williams has earned a reputation on Channel Seven as the resident thrill-seeker.

As a reporter on The Great Outdoors, Tom certainly gave his passport a work-out when he paraglided over Switzerland's Matterhorn, trekked through the dense Guatemalan jungle, explored an active volcano in Costa Rica and walked the Inca Trail into Machu Picchu. During his seven year run on the show, Tom went on more than 60 trips spanning 25 countries, including Africa, the Arctic Circle and the Middle East. As a ski/snowboard enthusiast, competitive Ocean Kayaker and keen surfer, he loves getting amongst it.

And, Tom's travel adventures continue as he now hosts Channel Seven's latest travel show, High Road Low Road. As well as being the face of Seven's digital channel, 7TWO.

2011 has also seen Tom join the Classic Rock FM team to present a two hour weekly lifestyle show each Saturday Morning. The show is called 'The Tom Williams Show' and covers topics on entertainment, music, topical news, health and fitness.

But the former chippy first shot to Australian superstardom in 2005 following his performance in Seven's high rating show Dancing with the Stars. More than two million viewers watched as he was crowned champion of series two. Seven found a rare quality in Tom- the capacity to be both approachable and professional.

In 2008, Tom took on the role of co-host for the revived series, Gladiators and joined the Channel Seven commentary team at the Beijing Olympics. He called all the action at the BMX and canoe-kayak events. Later that year, he served as a roving reporter at the network's coverage of the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. Then in 2009, Tom served as a commentator on Seven's coverage of the Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Iron Man series as well as presenting on Seven?s SMG Red Focus. And as a former competitive surf lifesaver, Tom felt right at home during his 4 year hosting role on Channel Seven's, Surf Patrol.

Tom recently featured as co-host on Season 2 of Rexona's Greatest Athlete, which pits eight of Australia's most talented athletes against each other in various sporting challenges.

When he is not working, he can be seen watching bands around his hometown and hitting the water in the Ocean series and Fenn Cup ocean paddler competition. A Sydney boy born and bred, Tom is also an ambassador for AFL team the Sydney Swans and likes to spend his downtime enjoying the sun, sand and surf all over Australia.