Solutions that empower you to recruit and manage with confidence
Since 1981, we have been helping our customers to realise the true potential in their people.
We empower you to recruit, retain and develop the right people for your business. Our assessments provide powerful insights, giving you the knowledge to recruit and manage with confidence.
- Psychologically proven results you can trust, backed up by over 35 years of experience and research
- Easy-to-use online platform giving you a wealth of mind-blowing insights about your people
- In-depth range of solutions to help you and your people thrive throughout the employee lifecycle
- Objective, meaningful data to help you make more informed people decisions
- A global network of Partners providing personal client support and a seamless experience no matter where you are in the world.
Thomas in Numbers
Meet our Leadership Team
With a strong track record of success spanning over twenty years, Amir brings a great combination of operational and commercial acumen to Thomas. As Chief Executive Officer of Thomas International, Amir is passionate about working with business leaders, entrepreneurs and people managers, helping them to make the very best of their talent.
Amir is incredibly trusting and encourages honesty, confidence and empowerment in the people he works with; where he will reward those people, who deliver with the best opportunities.
He is a proactive, results-orientated individual who inspires others into decisions and action. He enjoys a work environment that allows freedom within the role and appreciates those with a strong work ethic. His value to the team comes from his experimentation and in thinking 'outside the box’ but is demotivated by those who don't see tasks through to completion or follow up.
Amir has a deep knowledge of market drivers to align business models, products, pricing and brands with consumer demand. Prior to joining the team, Amir's career included progression to senior executive level with FMCG at The Coca-Cola Company.
With his wife and three children, Amir lives in Buckinghamshire. His foundations are in his family and he invests as much as time allows to support them in all their hobbies and interests, from professional hockey to ballet.
Fergus Brownlee was appointed Chairman of Thomas International in 2018, following the significant investment from Palamon, a pan-European growth investor.
As Chairman, Fergus will help drive the strategic direction for the business and work closely with the senior leadership team to implement ambitious plans for growth and build on the success of the last 10 years.
Fergus brings a wealth of business experience in FMCG, Financial Services and Education across international businesses and across most functions from Finance, HR, Product Supply, Marketing and General Management. As a person who thrives in high growth environments, Fergus is excited to contribute his knowledge and expertise at Thomas.
Along with the Thomas International Chairmanship, Fergus is the Chairman of Bayswater Education and Vice Chairman of United World Schools, a charity which builds schools in Cambodia, Myanmar and Nepal.
Fergus is married with three grown up children and is expecting to shortly be a grandfather for the first time. He is a member of three golf clubs (two in Scotland) and three real tennis clubs (the original tennis game). Fergus and his wife live in Berkshire and have two horses, three dogs and three cats.
A qualified accountant with over 25 years of finance experience, Tim Newbegin joined Thomas in 2018 as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Tim brings with him an unrivalled level of knowledge that covers mergers and acquisitions, the global implementation of financial systems across multi-sites, and commercial experience of service, media and technology driven markets. He has also successfully led numerous international teams through significant change, including private equity ownership, setting up new territories, managing operational consolidation and cost reduction.
At Thomas, Tim will be spearheading the finance, HR and operations departments, helping drive the organisation towards its 2021 goal.
Residing in West London, Tim is married with two children. His interests have generally revolved around sports (Rugby/Golf/Scuba Diving) and travel, where he regular visits Spain and France, has recently driven the California Route 1 and visited Japan.
As Chief Operating Officer, Guy is responsible for helping both shape the strategy at Thomas and ensure it's executed successfully.
Guy brings with him extensive experience of helping international businesses grow both organically and through acquisition. He has worked with businesses in multiple sectors, including technology, media, telecoms, business services and education. He enjoys working with businesses going through periods of extensive change, particularly where a technology transformation is required.
Guy was previously a Director in corporate finance at DC Advisory, a Partner at advisory business RSM and most recently Managing Director of the Arts Division and Group Head of Corporate Development at the private equity backed Cambridge Education Group.
Guy lives in London, enjoying eating out regularly with his restaurant critic wife and trying to keep up with his two young children.
Having joined Thomas International in 2018 as Chief Technical Officer (CTO), Chris Jackson is responsible for driving Thomas’ technology, implementing a technical vision that will deliver the next generation of user-friendly, scalable and innovative digital talent solutions.
Chris is a commercial and technical leader, who was previously at Pearson, one of the world’s leading educational and publishing conglomerates, where he spearheaded its drive to become a cloud-based digital company. During this time, he successfully deployed new digital native platforms to support wholesale consolidation and modernisation of the product portfolio.
Outside of Thomas, Chris lives in Berkshire with his wife and two sons. Not surprisingly as a father to young children, he doesn’t have time for many hobbies! But you will find him following any sport involving four-wheels and he attends the Le Mans 24 hour motor race every year; as a spectator not a driver!
As Chief Sales Officer, Greetje is responsible for the pricing and sales processes at Thomas International to accelerate business growth on a global scale.
Having joined Thomas in 2017, Greetje brings more than 20 years’ experience in developing and managing sales organisations within the recruitment industry throughout Europe. She has strong expertise in change projects, start-ups and improving value propositions, sales structures and operating models to drive organisational performance.
Greetje also has extensive experience in the people management of large and remote teams, development and implementation of large-scale recruitment solutions, coaching and mentoring, as well as a strong background in sales leadership and strategy.
She is incredibly passionate about gender equality, focusing on eliminating unconscious bias in recruitment and development and removing stereotype threats from all women in the workplace, giving everybody equal opportunities.
With a master’s degree in Law and Economics from the University of Oxford and fluent in 5 languages (Dutch, English, French, German and Spanish), Greetje is originally from Belgium but lives in London with her husband and two children.
With over 20 years of demonstrable experience managing sales operations, business development and customer service teams, Joe Sanchez joined Thomas in 2019 as International Sales Director.
Joe is a data-driven leader, who proactively uses this to better understand markets and anticipate customer and competitor movements. He has in-depth knowledge of channel sales strategy and brings a wealth of experience building a professional and motivated network of channel partners.
Having managed global, cross-cultural sales and operational teams throughout his career, Joe prefers a participative leadership style. He looks to hire smart, ambitious people and encourages his teams to challenge and contribute, giving them the freedom to grow.
Originally from Ohio, Joe graduated from Georgetown University, Washington in Foreign Service & International Business. He currently resides in Berkshire with this wife and 3 children and describes himself as an aging triathlete.
As UK Sales Director, Jonathan is responsible for leading and shaping the UK business through a significant period of growth.
Jonathan joined Thomas International in May 2019, bringing with him over 20 years’ experience in Recruitment, Talent Management and more specifically, the fields of psychometric assessments and SaaS technology.
His background spans commercial leadership positions, where he has operated internationally within both large corporations such as SAP SuccessFactors, whilst also enjoying the freedom and innovation with several start up organisations, including launching his own recruitment business.
With a Masters in Occupational & Work Psychology from Aston Business School, Jonathan has a passion for behavioural science and evidence based applications for people and talent management. He has attained an in-depth knowledge and understanding of this market and thrives on helping clients make better recruitment and development decisions, with the optimal application of human skill with digitally enabled assessments.
He currently resides in Oundle, Northamptonshire with his wife and two young girls who challenge that science on a daily basis.