Ben Thomas was educated at Eton College and Durham University, where he read English. He also holds an MA in Education from the Institute of Education. After teaching in Lesotho, Southern Africa, he spent two years working in investment banking before joining Thomas's London Day Schools. Ben is the younger son of David and Joanna Thomas, who founded Thomas's. He has been a Principal since 1995 and Headmaster of Thomas's, Battersea since 1999. Ben is a Governor of St Paul's School, a Fellow of Wellington College, a trustee of the CAIRN Trust and the Katherine Low Settlement and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He is married to Katie. They have three teenage children, a son and two daughters.