Philip Thomas (Diplomat)

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Sir Philip Thomas is a senior adviser at Permian Global, a former British diplomat and senior adviser at Shell International.

Diplomatic service

Thomas was a member of the British Diplomatic Service for 35 years, notably as:

Post diplomatic service

In May 2006, the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments approved his request to become a special adviser at Shell International, on the condition that, for six months from his last day in post, he should not revisit the US for business purposes, advise on US issues, or have dealings with companies there. Thomas took up his post in October 2006.[2]

In 2009 he left Shell International and in 2010 took up a role as a special adviser to Permian Global.[3] At [[Permian Global| Permian] he is responsible for, "leading negotiations with governments in a range of countries where Permian Global is developing project assets".[4]







  1. A directory of British Diplomats Gulabin, 29 October 2014, accessed 5 November 2014
  2. The advisory committee on business appointments ninth report 2006-2008 Advisory Committee on Business Appointments, accessed 5 November 2014
  3. Philip Thomas Linkedin, accessed 5 November 2014
  4. 4.0 4.1 Our team Permian Global, accessed 5 November 2014