Rachel Thomas

Finance Director and Company Secretary, Energy & Utility Skills

Rachel joined the Energy & Utility Skills Group in March 2015, bringing with her a strong commercial background as an experienced Financial Controller and Divisional Finance Director of companies based in the UK and internationally. With a First Class BA (Hons) in Accountancy, Rachel is a qualified Chartered Accountant with extensive experience of growing entrepreneurial businesses and large corporate organisations in regulated education, service-led project management and manufacturing sectors.

As well as her finance and commercial background, Rachel has 10 years’ experience in the education and skills sector, having worked as Divisional Financial Director at Pearson Plc, a FTSE 100 publishing and education company, and Financial Controller at Education Development International (EDI) plc, a vocational awarding organisation. Prior to that, Rachel was European Finance Controller at RadiSys and Group Financial Controller at Citex Group Limited.