James Thomas




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James co-founded Phoenix in 2001 and was a Managing Partner until mid 2018 at which time he decided to focus more of his time on his charitable interests. He has over twenty years’ experience as a private equity investor in the UK, before which he spent several years at SG Warburg. At Phoenix, he is a member of Phoenix’s Investment Committee and a director of Just Childcare. James is Chairman of Justice and Care, a charity that fights human trafficking and has operations in Asia and Europe.

“James has that rare combination of thoroughly understanding the key drivers of a business and adopting a pragmatic commercial approach to decision making”.

John Storey, CEO of Porthaven