James Thomas

Managing Partner



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James has been at Phoenix since 2001 and is a member of our management committee and investment committee. He is a director of Just Childcare and was a director of Porthaven. James has over 20 years’ experience as a private equity investor in the UK, before which he spent seven years at SG Warburg. Outside of Phoenix, he is Chairman of Justice & Care, the charity that rescues and supports victims of trafficking, slavery and other abuses.

“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