Fergus Brownlee

Amir QureshiGuy Ballantine

Fergus Brownlee was appointed Chairman of Thomas International in 2018, following the significant investment from Palamon, a pan-European growth investor.

As Chairman, Fergus will help drive the strategic direction for the business and work closely with the senior leadership team to implement ambitious plans for growth and build on the success of the last 10 years.

Fergus brings a wealth of business experience in FMCG, Financial Services and Education across international businesses and across most functions from Finance, HR, Product Supply, Marketing and General Management. As a person who thrives in high growth environments, Fergus is excited to contribute his knowledge and expertise at Thomas. 

Along with the Thomas International Chairmanship, Fergus is the Chairman of Bayswater Education and Vice Chairman of United World Schools, a charity which builds schools in Cambodia, Myanmar and Nepal.

Fergus is married with three grown up children and is expecting to shortly be a grandfather for the first time. He is a member of three golf clubs (two in Scotland) and three real tennis clubs (the original tennis game). Fergus and his wife live in Berkshire and have two horses, three dogs and three cats.