Senior Manager - Commerce & Industry

Thomas Godden

After a rugby tour to South Africa in 1999 I was adamant that I wanted to move to Cape Town to study and continue to play rugby.  Unfortunately, this wasn’t to be and I did the next best thing and moved to Cardiff.  It just so happened that Wales were hosting the Rugby World Cup.  7 years later I returned to London a qualified teacher and embarked on a short-lived but very insightful and rewarding teaching career.  Like many people in recruitment I “fell into it” and spent 12.5 successful years recruiting into the education market predominantly placing teachers and senior leaders.  I have now decided to make a change in sector to challenge myself and I’m excited by the opportunity Oakleaf has presented me.

Away from work, I enjoy watching sport, in particular, rugby, going to the gym, and walking my two rotties, Samson and Oscar.  I’m a keen traveller, especially taking trips to Europe on my bike, and love skiing.  This year I aim to become more involved in charity work and take up pilates!

News articles for Thomas

In the last of our LGBTQ+ Hero of the Week series, Thomas Godden highlights the story of Russell T Davies.

Stormé DeLarverie is our LGBTQ+ Hero of the Week, as highlighted by Thomas Godden

Thomas Godden shares insight from a very engaging round table reflecting on the impact of global events on the corporate HR space.

In the second in our LGBTQ+ Hero of the Week series, Thomas Godden highlights the story of "Alfie", Gareth Thomas.

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