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Hywel Thomas: Platts Leadership Team

 
 
Hywel Thomas

Hywel Thomas
Chief Financial Officer, Market and Commodities Intelligence
Platts


Hywel Thomas is Chief Financial Officer of Market and Commodities Intelligence, a segment of S&P Global. Market and Commodities Intelligence is comprised of two businesses. Market Intelligence offers global multi-asset class data solutions, market research and portfolio analytics to global investors. Platts is the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets.


Hywel is responsible for helping to develop strategic growth objectives, as well as managing the global finance teams and functions, including financial planning and evaluation, financial reporting, interpretation/analysis of business results, and providing financial direction to all business areas.


Based in London, Hywel joined S&P Global in September 2014, bringing more than 25 years of senior financial management experience, including roles in regulated businesses, global leadership and business integration.


Hywel joined S&P Global from Thomson Reuters, where he was the Global Head of Finance, Sales and Marketing, directing a team of more than 100 finance staff around the world. Concurrently, he served as the chairman of Reuters Transactions Services Ltd, a broker-dealer. Prior to that, he was the Global Head of Finance for the Marketplaces division, responsible for over-the-counter trading revenues for fixed income and foreign exchange.


Hywel spent much of his career in various Thomson businesses, joining the company in 1995, with positions including CFO of Thomson Financial International and Group Financial Controller of Reuters Group PLC. Prior to that, he worked for Price Waterhouse in London and New York, supporting the entertainment and media business.

Hywel holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting with computing from the University of Kent at Canterbury, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.





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