Tom Thomson is Consulting Editor of a leading Scottish media group and chairs a diversified environmental technology company.
Newsquest Scotland publishes The Herald, The National, the Evening Times and Sunday Herald and associated web sites plus a stable of weekly titles. Albagaia Ltd's products include the world's fastest test for the bacteria that cause Legionnaires' Disease.
Thomson began in journalism in Scotland before a long international career with Reuters, initially as a foreign and war correspondent in the US, Africa and the Middle East. He was then news editor for North & Latin America and the Caribbean; news editor for Asia; editor for Japan; editor for Asia; and global managing editor.
He was chairman of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and is honorary editor of the International Network of Street Papers charity which links 120 Big Issue-type papers sold by homeless people in 40 countries.