Thomas Cole is an international political analyst, based out of London, UK with over 10 years' experience, spread across the public and private sectors as well as in political campaigning.
He has advised European Commissioners, senior politicians and business leaders on international and European political developments and has become a regular media contributor, in particular on the subject of Brexit.
Thomas, who has lived, worked and studied across the United Kingdom, the European Union, the United States, southern Africa and South America is multi-lingual, with English being his mother-tongue and he is fluent in German and conversational in French, Italian and Spanish.
He has appeared on both UK-domestic and international broadcasters (including BBC, CNBC, CNN, Euronews and Sky), both as an analyst as well as a spokesperson and has had opinion pieces and quotes published in and been referenced by leading media organisations including The Financial Times, The Guardian, The Independent, die Zeit, Foreign Policy, The Scotsman, The New Statesman, Huffington Post, Deutsche Welle, France24 and il Foglio.
Thomas started his career interning at the European Union Delegation to the United States in Washington DC and has subsequently worked on EU foreign policy, where he was a negotiator and political desk officer for the European Commission; in the private sector, advising global clients on EU politics and media relations and also in political campaigning, where he was Head of Policy and an international spokesperson for the People's Vote campaign in the United Kingdom.
Thomas has a masters' degree in Global Politics from the London School of Economics and an undergraduate degree in History and Politics from the University of Edinburgh, which included a year abroad at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet, Munich.
In the academic year 2020/21, he will be undertaking a masters' degree in International Journalism at City University, London.
Thomas is married to his partner-in-life and supportive wife, Smita.