Christopher Charles THOMAS MHK
Constituency: Douglas Central
Address: Legislative Buildings, Finch Road, Douglas, IM1 3PW
Tel: 07624 415820
Address as: Mr Thomas
Full title: Mr Chris Thomas MHK
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.
Member of the House of Keys 2013-date.
Chairman of the Public Services Commission 2016-date.
Chair of the Council of Ministers Sub-Committees (Environment & Infrastructure, Social Policy & Children's, Legislation) 2016-date.
Vice Chairman of the Public Sector Pensions Authority 2016-date. Chairman of Culture Vannin 2016-date. Member of the Standing Orders Committee of the House of Keys 2016-date.
Member of the Standing Orders Committee of Tynwald 2018-date.
Member of the House of Keys Commitee on the Education Bill 2020 2020-date.
Vice Chair of the Isle of Man Post Office 2020-date.
Minister: Minister for Policy and Reform 2016-20.
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.
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.