Thomas is Assistant Director within the Vehicle Safety Standards Branch of the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications.

He has led a variety of Australian Design Rules projects including electronic stability control for heavy vehicles, occupant protection and other light and heavy vehicle braking requirements.

He has worked with standards since 2005 and is the Australian Government representative for passive safety systems at the United Nations World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations.

Thomas has a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from the University of Melbourne.