was appointed to the Board in 2006.
Prior to this appointment he was the CEO of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) and member of the Payments System Board from 1998 to 2003.
Previously Mr Thompson held a number of senior positions at the Reserve Bank (RBA), including Deputy Governor with responsibility for banking supervision and payments system policy from 1993 to 1998, and Assistant Governor (Financial Institutions).
He was chairman of the Australian Payments Clearing Association (APCA) from 1995 to 1998.
He is currently a company director and consultant on financial regulation.