Mr. Thomas serves as an independent director at Calderwood, where he accepts appointments on the boards of investment funds and related structures, advising on corporate governance and regulatory compliance. Mr. Thomas has been serving as a director of investment funds for more than 5 years.
He has worked with many of the industry’s leading investment managers and prominent financial institutions during that time and has more than 18 years of experience in the financial services sector. Prior to joining Calderwood, Mr. Thomas was a Senior Vice President at the Maples Group in the Cayman Islands where he was a member of the senior management team within the fund’s fiduciary division. He served as an independent director on a wide range of alternative investment funds, including fund of funds, hedge funds, private equity funds and segregated portfolio companies. Mr. Thomas joined the Maples Group in 2010. Prior to that Mr. Thomas was an Assistant Vice President at Butterfield Fulcrum Group (Cayman) Limited, where he managed the fund of funds group responsible for a team administering over US$15bn in assets under administration. Mr. Thomas joined Butterfield having moved to the Cayman Islands from England in 2005. Whilst in England Mr. Thomas worked for Merchant Investors Assurance Company in senior fund accounting positions since 2001.
Mr. Thomas graduated from the University of the West of England in Bristol, England with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Finance. Mr. Thomas is a chartered accountant and is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He is an Accredited Director of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Canada. He is also a Registered Professional Director with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority and a member of the Cayman Islands Directors Association.