Michael Thomson

  • Chief Financial Officer

Michael is an investment professional with over 25 years’ experience in accounting, finance, compliance and management. Michael worked in public and commercial accounting roles, establishing his own accounting practice before moving to the United Kingdom to work in financial control for companies such as international law firm Norton Rose and Exxon Mobil’s International Marine Transport Division.

Upon returning to Australia, Michael was instrumental in the creation and management of 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.

What are you passionate about?
Helping those in need of help is something very important to me. As well as people, I love helping animals that are in need.

What would you do as a career if you weren’t doing this?
If I wasn’t working for Apricity I would love to be doing something in social welfare. As I mentioned previously, I’m passionate about helping animals so I would really enjoy working in any job that involved something along those lines.

What talent do you secretly wish you had?
The ability to perform in front of an audience.

Where is your hometown?
Cronulla – the best beachside suburb in the south of Sydney. ‘The Shire’ will always be home to me.

When are you happiest?
I am always happiest when I’m spending time with my daughter. She is a doctor, now living in Queensland, and I could not be more proud of her.

What characteristic do you most admire in others?
Loyalty, compassion and strength are all traits I think are so important.

What is the best advice you have ever been given?
To treat others as you would like to be treated. It’s simple but so true!

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