Thomas was appointed as chief people officer in April 2021, having worked previously in the Trust as the deputy director of workforce and organisational development.
Thomas began his career in the NHS in 2003, working for NHS Professionals. During his 12 years there he covered a range of operational and strategic workforce roles, progressing to regional lead, where he was responsible for the client management of 15 NHS organisations across London, Essex and Hertfordshire.
He joined the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust team in 2015 as head of temporary staffing and medical resourcing. He then progressed to deputy director of workforce and organisational development, leading key strategic work including the Integrated Care System bank network agreement which helped to save the NHS millions in agency costs.
Thomas is a chartered fellow of the CIPD and is passionate about the delivery of the organisation’s People Strategy to create an inclusive workplace where our people can work, grow, thrive and care together.