Karen Morgan ThomasFinancial Services, Sports Management and Diversity Appointments

Karen Morgan Thomas (‘Panda’) founded 33 St. James’s in 2003 and is Managing Partner. She is based in the United Kingdom and France where she leads Global Financial Services and the Sports Management Practices. Recognised as a leading international consultant in the Asset Management, Private Wealth and Sports Management sectors, Karen focuses on Search Assignments at Board and Senior levels.

Karen joined Heidrick and Struggles in 1996 where she led an Asset Management, Wealth Management and Private Banking Practice across Europe and established a Sports Management Practice in the UK, working internationally across functions at Board level. Her early career was in international equities, bonds and treasury when she was based in London, Paris and America. She spent 18 years in the City, initially as a Director of Smith St. Aubyn and later as Chief Executive of BZW’s highly successful soft commission house, Thamesway.

Educated at Millfield, The University of London and Henley Management College, Karen speaks French, German, Italian and Spanish.


Telephone: +44 (0)7775 783839


Asset Management
Asset Servicing
Corporate Banking
Family Office
Investment Banking
Investment Management
Private Banking
Private Clients
Private Equity
Regulatory and Compliance
Retail Financial Services
Sports Management
Venture Capital
Wealth Management