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Dr. Ray Thomson - Chairman
BSc (Hons), PhD (Physics), Dip Acc
Dr Ray Thomson is a professional director based in Auckland. From 1979 to 1985, he worked as an investment analyst in sharebroking, firstly with Jarden & Co and then with O'Connor Grieve & Co. From 1985 to 1998, he worked as an executive director in charge of investments, initially with Omnicorp Investments and then with Strathmore Group.
He is currently the chairman of Manuka Health New Zealand and a director of the listed company Wellington Drive Technologies. He has recently stepped down as a director of the Crown Research Institute, Industrial Research Limited (IRL).
Dr Thomson has been involved in a number of venture capital and angel investments over the past 20 years and is currently a member of the Auckland Ice Angels Advisory Board.
He was awarded the inaugural William Payne Active Angel Award in 2010. Ray has had extensive experience as a company director with an aggregate of over 30 years' experience as a director of listed companies and is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.