Thomas is a specialist in the Trade Associations and Membership Bodies Practice, recruiting across all functions at Director, Chief Executive and Director General level. He is supported by his PA Ellie Insley.

Thomas has nearly two decades’ executive search and recruitment experience, recruiting across a range of markets including government, commercial and not-for-profit sectors. He has worked with major UK and European associations to attract talent from diverse backgrounds.

Prior to joining Berwick Partners, Thomas was a Director of a boutique search and recruitment business where he recruited leaders in communications, policy, public advocacy, and reputation management as well as association leaders. It was with this business that he developed a passion for improving standards in equality, diversity, and inclusion within the search process for the association sector.

Communications, Advocacy and influence is an integral part of what makes our country’s democracy work, whether that is from a trade association, membership body, charity or business. It is a constant inspiration to me to help such incredible talent to find their next career opportunity.

Thomas trained as an actor and performed professionally for a variety of leading theatre companies. He now has two children, but before they came along he travelled the world, including St. Petersburg to China, Borneo, Brasil, Bolivia, Colombia and Argentina. He also summited Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Qi Yun Shah and hiked through Tibet to Mt. Everest Base Camp.


We engaged Tom of Berwick Partners to recruit a CEO for the Society. He was proactive and thorough, producing a selection of excellent candidates. All this against the backdrop of a competitive market at that level, and a short timeframe. Tom had the ability to ascertain the requirements of the organisation and make suggestions as to candidates to consider based upon vast experience, which we found invaluable. This led to the appointment of a great candidate during the timeframe, meaning we could progress with our plans for the Society. I would highly recommend Tom 

Chair, Birmingham Law Society

Tom was great right through the process. He took the time to understand the industry and organisation, he helped guide the search and spoke the truth in an agreeable way and helped us narrow in on what we should be looking for. Was realistic and supportive throughout. Very happy to recommend Tom.

Lifting Equipment Engineers Association, CEO

A professional and seamless service that provided all of the support needed to appoint a candidate to the role. The support, guidance and then the sourcing of the candidate from the applicants mean that we were able to make the appointment in line with the set time lines and the efficiency of the service provided by Tom meant that the process of pre-selecting candidates for interview was made a lot easier and was done more quickly. The service was good value for money.

Former Chief Executive, FEA

My Sectors / Articles

In conversation with Jo Causon, Chief Executive of the Institute of Customer Service

In this podcast we are speaking to Jo Causon the Chief Executive of the Institute of Customer Service. Jo and Berwick Partners’ Principal consultant, Tom Ewen discuss how critical customer service is to the economy of the UK and in creating a conducive environment for a thriving business.

In conversation with Professor David Grayson CBE, Chair of the Institute of Business Ethics

In this podcast, we are speaking with Professor David Grayson CBE, Chair of the Institute of Business Ethics (IBE).

In conversation with Ross Moloney, Chief Executive of Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA)

In this podcast, we are speaking with Ross Moloney, Chief Executive of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA).

Ross and Berwick Partners’ Principal Consultant, Tom Ewen discuss Ross’ career to date, as well as the motivations which have driven him throughout his career. He also reflects on how leading LEEA and working with the LEEA team has had a meaningful impact on the lives of thousands of people across the world.