Brian Thomas (Vice Chair of Trustees)
Brian has spent his career in the chemical industry, with Huntsman Tioxide, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of titanium pigments. Originally a chemical engineer, Brian moved into export sales early in his career, initially responsible for European and then Asian markets. He later became Group Marketing Manager, leading the marketing and product strategy development of the business. After a spell as the Group’s Environmental Business manager, he moved into Strategic Planning, leading strategy development, acquisition and new investment projects.
In 1993 he took up the position of General Manager Sales and Marketing for the Asia Pacific region, based in Malaysia. On his return in 1996 he became Group Business Programme Director and later IT Director, working on Business Change projects. Brian became Group HR Director for Huntsman Tioxide in 2001 and retired from the company in 2009.
Brian is a volunteer consultant with the Cranfield Trust and is a Trustee of the Aurora Health Foundation, a charity working to help people abused in childhood. His interests are family, walking, sailing and projects at home.