Meet the team
A little bit about us…
Joanna Ellis BSc (Hons), FCCA
Managing Partner
Jo’s background in investment banking, financial PR, television production and brand design gives her a unique perspective on clients’ affairs: spotting the key issues amongst the noise. Jo is the main contact for all clients, even when she is knee-deep in cow poo or hauling bales on her husband’s dairy farm.
Roger Thomas FCA
Founding Partner
Roger set up the practice in 1981 and, after spending 25 years as a globetrotting auditor, he gained his ACA fellowship of 50 years service in 2014. Roger continues to provide invaluable tax and accountancy consultancy to clients and to the practice.
Begonia Garcia
Senior Accountant
Begonia joined Thomas & Ellis as senior accountant in spring 2014 after four years at Monahans and nine years at Richardson Groves. Begonia does a brilliant job of keeping everyone in line and making sure the office is always as warm as Barcelona.
Anna Goodship BSc (Hons), FCCA
Consultant Finance Director
Anna works as a consultant finance director on an ad hoc or regular basis for our clients. Before freelancing, Anna worked as Finance Director for a group of companies with turnover in excess of £150m, including one that was placed in the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 awards in 2014. With her unique combination of strategic, financial and interpersonal skills, Anna helps our clients assess their situation and plot a path to success.
Lucy Quentin Hicks
Accountant
Lucy joined Thomas and Ellis in early 2019 after moving away from city life. She is our resident ‘roving’ accountant who spends more time at clients than she does in the office. It means she knows her clients businesses inside out which is at the centre of one of her most valuable skills – attention to detail.
Karen Beebee ACIPP
Payroll
Karen is our payroll guru and she brings a whole team’s worth of knowledge to our payroll department. Karen is great at unravelling tricky payroll problems and she is unflappable in a crisis, which ensures clients and staff get paid accurately and on time.
Justine Williams BA(Hons), AICB CB.Cert
Accounts Assistant
Justine is a qualified bookkeeper, an Associate member of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers and has held a variety of accounting roles prior to joining Thomas & Ellis in January 2017. Her methodical and thorough approach means that she is ideally suited to providing the best possible support to the rest of the team and our clients.
Lauren Smith
Office Administrator
Lauren is our office administrator. She is calm and organised under pressure and aims for gold standards when running the office so she is great at keeping everything running smoothly.
Candice Rouse
Bookkeeper
Candice joined the practice in autumn 2019 after returning from a three year stint in her home country of South Africa. She brings a fresh pair of eyes to the bookkeeping and she brightens everyone’s day in the office with her infectious laugh.

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