Michael Thomson

Michael Thomson

Chief Financial Officer

Michael is an investment professional with over 25 years’ experience in accounting, finance, compliance and management. He’s worked in public and commercial accounting roles, established his own accounting practice and created and managed a private financial services organisation, specialising in the production of capital raising documents and assisting to raise and manage in excess of $100m in various asset classes.

In 2013, Michael joined Apricity Finance as Chief Financial Officer and has been instrumental in assisting the board with the establishment and monitoring of financial, compliance and operational protocols.

THE NICKNAME PEOPLE KNOW ME FOR…
Umm, Thomo. When I was a kid my mum was called Mrs Thomo and my dad was Mr Thomo, so I guess I had no choice on that one! 
IN A NUTSHELL, MY JOB IS TO…

My everyday tasks involve ensuring all finance and administration obligations are adhered to  (all things outside of sales and marketing that is). I also provide support where required to staff, managers and the board, and at all times promoting Apricity. 

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING I HAVE LEARNED IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS IS…

Life is getting shorter… tell the important people in your life that you care about them, and try to be more conscious of being ‘in the moment’! 

MY FIRST JOB OUT OF SCHOOL WAS…

My first job was working in my mate’s dad’s chemist shop in the photo development area. Wow, I feel old!

I also spent a lot of time picking up glasses in the local RSL Club – being a glassie is an Aussie right of passage!! 

IF I HAD THE DAY OFF TODAY, YOU WOULD FIND ME…

I’m lucky enough to live in Cronulla, so you will either find me in the water having a surf or trying to find an uncrowded swim at a local spot.

MY FAVOURITE BOOK/MOVIE/SONG IS…

This is a tough question for me, but if you’re making me choose: my favourite book is Lord Of The Rings, my favourite movie is Inception, and I can’t choose one favourite song – I love music so much it’s just not possible.

MY FAVOURITE THING ABOUT APRICITY IS…

Given the fact that I have memories of Linden and I at his kitchen table in Bowral, of us setting up email addresses and buying our first photocopier, needless to say I have a lot of love for Apricity. It’s been my life for many years and often times it has basically been my second (although sometimes first) family.

One of my favourite things about working at Apricity is the tight-knit nature – build relationships with staff that go beyond business. Family and mental health come before business at Apricity, every single time. I think that’s pretty cool.  

Connect with Michael via LinkedIn here.

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