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Hon Christopher Charles THOMAS MHK

Constituency: Douglas Central

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Address: Legislative Buildings, Finch Road, Douglas, IM1 3PW

Tel: 07624 415820

Address as: Minister Thomas

Full title: Hon Chris Thomas 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 expert and consultant (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; jogging; gardening; 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, Honorary Life Member of the Archibald Knox Forum.

Publications:;; 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.
Caairliagh Culture Vannin (Chair) 2016-date.
Chair of the Housing and Communities Board 2021-date.                                                                                                Member of the Select Committee on Population Rebalancing 2022-date.
Minister for Infrastructure 2022-date.     

Parliamentary Career

Minister: Minister for Policy and Reform 2016-2020.

Member: Environment, Food and Agriculture 2014-2015; Home Affairs 2014-2016; Infrastructure 2014-2016.

Chair: Manx Wildlife Conservation Forum 2014-2015; Public Services Commission 2016-2020; Council of Ministers Sub-Committees (Environment and Infrastructure, Social Policy & Children's, Legislation, Single Legal Entity) 2016-2020; Chair of the Isle of Man Post Office 2021-2022.  ​

Vice Chair: Office of Fair Trading 2014-2015; Vice Chairman of the Public Sector Pensions Authority 2016-2020; Climate Change Political Steering Board 2019-2020; Vice Chair of the Isle of Man Post Office 2020-2021.

Member: Building Conservation Forum 2015-2016; Strategic Sea Services Working Group 2015-2016; Douglas Car Parking & Access Working Group 2015-2016; Health and Care Transformation Political Board 2019-2020.

Committees of Tynwald: Member of the Select Committee on Building Regulations etc. (Petition for Redress) 2013-2015; Chair of the Select Committee of Tynwald on the Domestic Rating System (Petition for Redress) 2014; Member of the Select Committee to Review the Committee System 2015; Chair of the Select Committee of Tynwald on Planning and Building Control 2015-16; Member of the Standing Orders Committee of Tynwald 2018-2021; Member of the Constitutional and Legal Affairs and Justice Committee 2021-2022.

Committees of the House of Keys: Chair of the House of Keys Committee on the Landlord and Tenant (Private Housing) Bill 2014-2015; Member of the House of Keys Committee on the Education Bill 2020-2021; Member of the Standing Orders Committee of the House of Keys 2016-2021.

Council of Ministers' Committees: Chair Sub-Committees: Environment and Infrastructure, Social Policy and Children's, Legislation, Single Legal Entity 2016-2020. Vice Chair: Climate Change Political Steering Board 2019-2020. Member: Health and Care Transformation Political Board 2019-2020.

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; re-elected in 2021.

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

Member: Isle of Man Branch 2013-date.

Study Visits: Dublin 2014.

British Isles & Mediterranean Regional Conference: Cardiff 2014, Cyprus 2015, Isle of Man 2022.