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Michele Thomson

Manager, Temperature and Light


Areas of expertise

  • Leadership
  • Change Management
  • Project Management
  • Aircraft Engineering
  • Government Regulation


  • NZ Certification in Engineering – Production
  • Advanced Diploma in Aerospace Engineering (Mechanical), RMIT
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering – AUT


Michele joined the Measurements Standards Laboratory in January 2019 to lead the Temperature and Light team.

She has extensive leadership experience having lead operational units as an engineering manager with the Royal New Zealand Air Force for 19 year and then having operated as a manager leading teams at Honeywell NZ and the Civil Aviation Authority NZ. She also has experience in government regulation and leading organisational change. Michele is passionate about people management and working to develop effective workplace culture.