Mr. Thomson has a degree in Business Administration and over 50 years experience in the Construction Development and Property Management industry. Mr. Thomson has completed numerous construction industry educational courses and has obtained the ‘Certified Residential Builder’ accreditation, which includes the R-2000 qualifications. Mr. Thomson has served as President of the Canadian Homebuilders’ Association (National), Chairman and past President of the New Home Warranty Program of BC and the Yukon, past President of CHBA-BC, and President of CHBA Kamloops. Mr. Thomson has served as a member to the Canadian Commission on Construction Material Evaluations (National Research Council). Mr. Thomson is also a past Chairman of the Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust, a $50,000,000 trust set up by the provincial government to initiate economic diversification within the region.