John Thomas John Thomas is a Chartered Engineer having a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from the University of Aston in Birmingham. During his full time career he was Managing Director of Rolls-Royce Diesel Engines Ltd, a highly specialised manufacturing company employing 1,800 highly skilled Engineers. He is a practising Christian and is passionate about helping the vulnerable and disadvantaged in Society. His management style is that of a proactive leader having a “Can Do” attitude to all matters. John is Vice Chair of Shekinah and has been a Trustee of the Charity since 2010. He is a Councillor on Torbay Council and is a founder member and Director of a large Skills Training Group in the South West of England. John`s “hobby” is his work!