Meningitis Now trustee - Emma Thomas

Emma is keen to bring some of her experience and expertise in the finance area to the charity

Emma Thomas


Emma is a chartered accountant and currently CFO of Parmenion, which is an investment management and platform business.

Prior to working at Parmenion Emma has held a number of finance roles in different organisations since qualifying as an accountant at Deloitte.

Emma’s dad has had meningitis twice and had several colleagues whose families have been impacted by meningitis. Having seen the impact of meningitis first hand, Emma is keen to bring some of her experience and expertise in the finance area to the charity, as a Trustee.

Emma is married and her husband, Andy, works at Bristol prison.

From Wales originally, Emma enjoys rugby, as a spectator; she also likes cycling, especially touring new places. Emma has two rescue dogs and loves walking them in the countryside.

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