Julian Thomas leads on the strategic development of The Fulham Boys School Trust, including The Fulham Boys School Foundation.
Mr Thomas has more than 20 years of educational leadership experience, including 14 years as a Head. In 2007, he was appointed Headmaster of Caterham School in Surrey, establishing it as one of the top co-educational schools in the country. In 2015, he was appointed Master of Wellington College, achieving record International Baccalaureate results during his tenure. He has been the Chair of a state Multi-Academy Trust, a Member of another Academy Trust, and in 2012 was one of the founding Governors of the London Academy of Excellence, Newham, which was named Sunday Times Sixth Form College of the Year in 2015/16. He has previously been named in the Evening Standard’s Progress 1000 as one of London’s most influential people, and in the i25 – independent education’s 25 most influential people.
Outside of the classroom, Mr Thomas was a county schools cricketer, a rugby league Blue and has authored or co-authored six mathematics textbooks. In recent times has taken on some of the world’s iconic adventure challenges: rowing the Atlantic in 2020, running the Marathon des Sables in 2017, and trekking across Antarctica to the South Pole in 2015.