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Dr. John R. Thomas are delighted to welcome on board a new Associate.

After working together on several successful projects it became clear that our diverse skill sets were complementary and offered  our customers a broader range of solutions.                            

As a result, it was decided to establish a strategic partnership between the two companies.

Dr. Rhian Thomas is a Business Consultant specialising in Commercial and Contract Management, and is skilled in a range of business disciplines including Strategy, Risk Evaluation, Bid Management (incl. Business Case development), Contract and Project Management, Negotiation and Business Development.

Oxford graduate Rhian’s experience includes award-winning Business Management roles in the Aerospace and Marine industries for Rolls-Royce plc (FTSE100), operating globally within diverse international markets and working with multi-national manufacturers such as Airbus.

Rhian also holds a public appointment as a Non-Executive Director in the NHS as well as other Board responsibilities in the private sector. As a Senior Lecturer in Strategy & Management at the University of South Wales, Rhian is vastly experienced in developing people – combining theory with practice for inspired learning. Rhian is also fluently trilingual and works in Welsh, English and German.

For full details of her career click on the link:

What additional services can be offered to our clients?

Rhian offers a range of services and training which enhance and complement the services offered by Dr. John R, Thomas Associates.

All these services can be tailored to your organisation’s needs.

These include:


Undertaking an audit of your existing commitments – defining deliverables, planning timescales and actions to support your organisation’s understanding of its obligations.

Reviewing contracts and providing advice on possible contractual improvements. Evaluating business performance to date against contractual requirements to ensure that the Contract specification is still relevant and being delivered correctly.



Capturing requirements and defining your expectations of the Supply Chain. Creating professional requests for proposal (RFPs) and tender documentation to achieve successful procurement. Coherently conveying what you are seeking from your supplier when issuing invitations to tender. Early review and capture of potential issues through timely evaluation of risk.



Supporting the planning and execution of your negotiation strategy and advising on negotiations with your Supplier/Customer/3rd parties.

Reviewing and drafting proposed contract terms, evaluating scope, risk and liabilities, from initial review through to final negotiation and sign-off.


Formulating a sales strategy, creating business plans and managing your tender process – from identifying opportunities and understanding your Customer’s requirements to presenting a coherent and successful bid. Creating professional proposals and tender documentation which maximise your likelihood of successthrough to final negotiation and sign-off.



Undertaking a Risk analysis and assessment of your operations. Executing audits of existing processes, policies and practices to pursue continuous improvement and to meet internal compliance requirements. Leading Lessons Learned activity.

For full details of THE COMMERCIAL TOOLKIT developed by Rhian, visit :


Training (both virtual and face-to-face) is available on a range of business topics, such as:

  • Commercial and Contract Management
  • Project Management principles
  • Sales Strategy and Negotiation
  • Writing Business Plans
  • Drafting Proposals to Contract
  • Risk Management.
  • Leadership skills

Full details of services offered can be seen on Rhian’s website:

Bespoke training is available on request and can be tailored to your organisational requirements.