James Thomas

Partner

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 an LLB in Law from the University of Manchester.

“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