Mr. Thomas has been a director and non-executive chairman of HeartWare since November 2004. He is currently a director of a number of Australian public companies, including Virgin Blue Holdings Limited and Tower Australia Limited.
Between October 2004 and September 2008, Mr. Thomas was a consultant to Citigroup Corporate and Investment Bank and was Chairman of Global Corporate and Investment Bank, Australia and New Zealand, of Citigroup Global Markets Australia Pty Limited between March 2003 and September 2004. Prior thereto, Mr. Thomas was CEO of Citigroup’s (formerly known as Salomon Smith Barney) Corporate and Investment Bank, Australia and New Zealand, from October 1999 until February 2003.
Mr. Thomas holds a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University, Australia. He is currently Chairman of the Stockbrokers Association of Australia and is a Master Stockbroker and has also been a member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia for more than three decades and a Fellow for a decade. Mr. Thomas is a director of O’Connell Street Associates and Grahger Capital Securities, as well as a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and President of the State Library Council of New South Wales.