We are Thomas

A world of higher human achievement through a greater understanding of ourselves and each other.

About Thomas International

We combine technology, psychology and data to translate people's diverse characteristics into easy to understand, easy to action solutions that are accessible to everyone for their recruitment, retention and development decisions. 

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The leading talent assessment platform provider

We believe in unlocking the potential of every individual, team and organisation by making the complex nature of human behaviour, aptitude and personality easier for everyone to understand.

Our talent assessment platform helps organisations of all types around the world transform their performance through smarter people decisions, looking beyond just skills and experience to unleash the power of their people.

Thomas in numbers

Over 23 million assessments taken
Over 23 million

assessments taken

Operations in 60 countries
Operations in 60

countries

Over 50 languages supported
Over 50

languages supported

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion permeates throughout everything we do, from our products to our people

Our Offices

Global HQ

18 Oxford Road, Marlow, SL7 2NL, United Kingdom

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ANZ HQ

Level 12, 1 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Benelux HQ

Officenter Geel, Kleinhoefstraat 5/2, 2440 Geel, Belgium

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France HQ

Regus Brotteaux, 132 Rue Bossuet, 69006 Lyon, France

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Malaysia HQ

Sdn Bhd, 25-3, Q Sentral, 2A, Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, KL Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Netherlands HQ

Europalaan 25, 5232 BC 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

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South Africa HQ

3rd Floor, The Podium @ Menlyn, 43 Ingersol Road, South Africa

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UK - London Office

Kings House, 10 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4BP, United Kingdom

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UK - Witney Office

Unit 18A Thorney Leys Park, Witney OX28 4GE, United Kingdom

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Senior Leadership Team

Sabby Gill
Sabby Gill
Chief Executive Officer (Board Member)
Sabby Gill

Most recently Sabby Gill led Sage (FTSE100) as their UK&I Managing Director in its home market of the UK and in Ireland.  

He brings more than 30+ years’ experience in the technology sector, spanning sales, operations, and customer service.  Sabby has spent his career supporting businesses of all sizes with technology that looks to unlock their potential—both at home and in international markets. Sabby joins us from Sage having previously been at Epicor Software, where he was Executive Vice President of International.  

Other past roles also included Senior Vice President of International Sales for IGT, a gaming technology company, and executive management roles at HP, CA Technologies, Oracle, PeopleSoft (acquired by Oracle), and Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC).  
Sabby was also most recently the Vice Chair of the CBI North East Council, a TechUK Board Member and also a member of the UK’s Digital Economy Council with Secretary of State. He plays an active role supporting various charities and foundations and is a mentor in the Peter Jones Tycoon Program and the Veteran Tycoon Enterprise Programme.  Sabby was also included in 2019’s Most Powerful People in the North East.

Sabby is a local boy, having been born and bred in Reading.  He is married to Diane and has a 14 year-old daughter Jaia and a 12 year-old son Hari. He has made many attempts to reduce his golf handicap, but has struggled and enjoys skiing and foreign travel. 

Fergus Brownlee
Fergus Brownlee
Chairman (Board Member)
Fergus Brownlee

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.
 

Tim Newbegin
Tim Newbegin
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (Board Member)
Tim Newbegin

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. 

Guy Ballantine
Guy Ballantine
Chief Operating Officer
Guy Ballantine

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.

Chris Jackson
Chris Jackson
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Chris Jackson

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! 

Joe Sanchez
Joe Sanchez
INTERNATIONAL SALES DIRECTOR
Joe Sanchez

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.
 

John Webster
John Webster
Chief Marketing Officer
John Webster

John Webster joined Thomas International in 2019 as Chief Marketing Officer and is responsible for growth marketing strategies across the customer lifecycle, PR and brand awareness programs globally.

With over 20 years’ experience in marketing, consulting & sales leadership positions within the technology sector, John brings to Thomas a proven ability to define and execute go-to-market strategies to deliver accelerated growth. John's competencies for building marketing organisation capability from scratch to transform business performance have been tested across both established market-leaders as well as pre-IPO challenger brands.

Prior to joining Thomas, John held Marketing leadership roles at Bizagi, Basware and Opower Oracle, as well as consulting positions at Accenture. With a master’s degree in mechanical & manufacturing engineering from Newcastle University, John lives in London with his wife and two children.

Gillian Ward
Gillian Ward
Head of HR
Gillian Ward

Gillian joined Thomas in May 2020, as their Head of People, and is responsible for reinforcing Thomas’ strong company culture and delivering the people strategy to enable Thomas’ growth plans and vision of being a top 5 SME company.

Gillian, and her team, are responsible for the full employee life cycle globally and is a proud advocate of Thomas assessments and embedding them through all stages of recruit, retain and develop.  
 
With more than 30 years People related experience, Gillian has worked across a range of sectors and industries, both private and public, and from early on in her career, focussed on innovative employee engagement strategies and helping organisations create a culture of trust, transparency and autonomy.      
 
Gillian is a Fellow of the CIPD and lives in Finchampstead, Berkshire.
 

A career with Thomas

Are you looking for not just a job, but a career? Do you want to work for an organisation that values your expertise and gives you the freedom to be innovative and forward-thinking?

We’re looking for passionate, enthusiastic and creative individuals to join Team Thomas during an exciting time of extraordinary growth. From developers and marketers to sales people, operations staff and customer service specialists, we’re always on the lookout for top talent.

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A career with Thomas

Are you looking for not just a job, but a career? Do you want to work for an organisation that values your expertise and gives you the freedom to be innovative and forward-thinking?

We’re looking for passionate, enthusiastic and creative individuals to join Team Thomas during an exciting time of extraordinary growth. From developers and marketers to sales people, operations staff and customer service specialists, we’re always on the lookout for top talent.

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Unleash the power of people with Thomas