Michelle Rhonda Thomson was born on March 11, 1965. She is a Scottish businesswoman and former politician. She is the co-founder of Momentous Change Ltd, [a consultancy she established with Professor Roger Mullin in 2017 to help organizations manage change. In 2018, Momentous Change released its first report, Brexit and Scottish Business. Prior to this, Thomson was a member of the West Edinburgh Parliament from May 2015 to May 2017. She served as a speaker for SNP Business, Innovation and Skills in the House of Commons until his resignation from the party whip in September 2015. She was also a member of the Commercial, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee (BEIS) from 2015 to 2017. Since leaving the House of Commons in 2017, she has been named Ambassador of the All Parties Parliamentary Group for Fair Commercial Banking.
She is 55 years old.
Early life and career
Thomson graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 1985. Thomson initially worked as a professional musician and then completed a postgraduate diploma in information technology (IT). She worked in Financial Services for Standard Life and the Royal Bank of Scotland for over 23 years in a variety of high-level roles in IT delivery and business change. In 2009 he established her own small owned business.
Momentous Change Ltd
Thomson established Momentous Change Ltd in 2017 with co-founder Professor Roger Mullin. Momentous Change is a niche consultancy that supports companies through economic management and operational change. The research firm is self-funded with 236 top Scottish business leaders across the industry to voice their concerns about Brexit. The final report was published in February 2018. Its main findings and recommendations included the need for a new skills strategy and increased financial and practical support from the government. In November 2018, Thomson co-authored a report by Momentous Change Ltd on the prospects for establishing a Scottish Stock Exchange.
Thomson joined the Scottish National Party at the age of sixteen in 1981. She became politically prominent during the Scottish independence referendum campaign, with the “Yes” campaign. She was elected to the West Edinburgh Parliament in 2015 with a majority of 3,210 votes and a 39% share of the vote; with a 25.8% change from Liberal Democrat to SNP. As part of his role on the BEIS committee, Thomson was a member of the joint committee’s investigations into the collapse of BHS, into Sports Direct’s work practices. The Sunday Post described her as one of the SNP MPs to watch in the new parliament. The National described Thomson as “a breath of fresh air” in light of his extensive life experience. In December 2016, in a House of Commons debate focused on the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Thomson described the impact of being raped at the age of fourteen, highlighting the conditions of silence and shame that prevent rape. being discussed or reported. Thomson was sitting as an independent member of parliament when the 2017 early general election was called on April 18, 2017. The SNP national executive met four days later and ruled that she would not be endorsed as an SNP candidate. She did not appear as an independent in that election, issuing a statement that “even in political parties the concept of natural justice must be applied, as well as the need for defined processes that are applied fairly, rigorously and transparently.” SNP will use the services of an external body to help them develop a process as soon as possible. ”
In September 2015, Thomson was accused by an article in The Sunday Times of having built her buy-to-let property portfolio by buying homes for below-market prices. In late-September 2015, Police Scotland announced it had launched an inquiry into “alleged irregularities” related to the property transactions which had seen her solicitor struck off. The same day the SNP issued a statement on behalf of Thomson, announcing that she had decided to withdraw herself from the party whip whilst the investigation was ongoing. In resigning the whip, Thomson also lost her SNP membership and her role as the SNP’s Business, Innovation and Skills spokesperson at Westminster. Thomson subsequently claimed she had been forced to resign the whip. Eight months after the story broke, Thomson issued a press statement noting that there had been no contact with her from Police Scotland. In August 2017, the investigation was dropped. Former Scottish Government Minister Kenny MacAskill said the SNP had lessons to learn over their handling of her case. Former First Minister Alex Salmond was also quoted as saying how badly Thomson had been treated by the media and the SNP. She rejoined the SNP in October 2018.
“Scottish Business and International Trade: Perceptions of the Scottish Business Diaspora”, Momentous Change Ltd, January 2020. “Why Banks Should Change” International Banker, September 5, 2018. Retrieved on September 7, 2018. Why Banks Should Change “A Stock Exchange for Scotland: Early Background Research”, Momentous Change Ltd, November 2018. “The illusion of stability gives way to the reality of change in capital markets: introduction of the new Scottish stock exchange” International Banker, June 11, 2019. Retrieved on July 30, 2019. The Illusion of stability gives way to the reality of capital change Markets: Presentation of the new Scottish Stock Exchange.
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Estimated Net Worth in 2019 $1 Million – $5 Million (Approx.)