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Christopher Charles THOMAS MHK (Douglas Central)

Contact Tel: 07624 415820  Em​ail: chris.thomas@parliament.org.im

PersonalGeoffrey C Corkish MHK

Born: 1963

Education: Millom School, Cumbria; Balliol College, MA (Oxon) Philosophy, Politics and Economics; Association of International Bond Dealers' Diploma; UK Society of Investment Professionals, financial analysis qualification and continuing education; Glasgow and London Universities, Management Education Teachers Programme and continuing education; Centre for Manx Studies, Postgraduate Certificate, Manx Studies

Family: Married to Tania, 2 sons and 1 daughter

Career: EU Commission (stagiaire); UBS Securities (central bank bond advice); City of London Polytechnic, London Guildhall University, Isle of Man International Business School (Principal Lecturer and Financial Services Programme Co-ordinator); Self-employed (technical specialist and project director for international financial, regulation and IT projects)

Public Service: Chair United Nations Association of the Isle of Man; Member, Financial Services and Collective Investment Schemes Tribunals, 2010-2013; Douglas Borough Councillor for St George's Ward, 2012-2013; Member, Health Services Consultative and Legal Aid Committees, 2012-2013

Interests: double bass player; occasional jogging, cycling, swimming; reading; participant in internet forums and discussion groups; Member - Manx Wildlife Trust, Isle of Man Victorian Society, Isle of Man Natural History and Antiquarian Society, The Friends of Manx National Heritage, Isle of Man Symphony Orchestra

Publications: www.iom2020.im; www.facebook.com/christhomasiom; twitter: christhomasiom; A myriad of training opportunities, 2003, OFC Report, Washington; Corporate Control: the new profession, 2003, Isle of Man Business Review, Douglas; IMF Offshore Assessment: An offshore island response, 2002, Offshore Investment, Belfast; The Privatisation of financial regulation public policy; the case of the LSE-Deutsche Borse Alliance?, 1998, The House, Parliament weekly 

Parliamentary Profile

Current Posts

Member of the House of Keys 2013-date
Minister for Policy and Reform 2016-date
Chair of Public Services Commission 2016-date
Chair of Council of Ministers Sub-Committees (Environment & Infrastructure, Social Policy & Children's, Legislation) 2016-date
Vice-Chair of the Public Sector Pensions Authority 2016-date                                                                                    Chair of Culture Vannin 2016-date                                                                                                                     Member of the House of Keys Standing Orders Committee 2016-date

Parliamantary Career

Member: Environment, Food and Agriculture 2014-15; Home Affairs 2014-16; Infrastructure 2014-16

Chair: Manx Wildlife Conservation Forum 2014-15

Vice Chair: Office of Fair Trading 2014-15

Member: Building Conservation Forum 2015-16; Strategic Sea Services Working Group 2015-16; Douglas Car Parking & Access Working Group 2015-16

Committees of Tynwald: Select Committee on Building Regulations etc. (Petition for Redress) 2013-15, Select Committee to Review the Committee System 2015

Chair: Select Committee of Tynwald on the Domestic Rating System (Petition for Redress) 2014; House of Keys Committee on the Landlord and Tenant (Private Housing) Bill 2014-15; Select Committee of Tynwald on Planning and Building Control 2015-16

Council of Ministers' Committees: Single Legal Entity Committee Feb-June 2017

Electoral History

Elected as a Member of the House of Keys for Douglas West at May 2013 by-election, having stood unsuccessfully in 2011. Re-elected in 2016 for new constituency of Douglas Central.

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

Member: Isle of Man Branch 2013-date

Study Visits: Dublin 2014

British Isles & Mediterranean Regional Conference: Cardiff 2014, Cyprus 2015

 

Member's Interests