Roger Thomson

Managing Director


With over 20 years’ experience of FM and life cycle consultancy, Roger has ultimate responsibility for all Thomson FM’s consultancy commissions. He specialises in particular in the delivery of FM audits and the development of FM strategies, often leading into client-side contract procurement support roles. Roger has vast experience in the PFI / PPP sector having worked extensively with FM contractors, SPVs and local authorities on PPP projects in education, health, judicial, custodial, defence and police sectors. His PPP experience includes bidding, mobilisation, operational improvement and commercial consultancy including detailed payment mechanism reviews and development. His wide-range knowledge of FM gained through his previous role with an international quantity surveying and project management partnership and since setting up Thomson FM in 2003, enables Roger to provide value-adding support to any project, drawing on his experience to tailor our consultancy outputs to meet the specific needs of each of our clients.

Strategic FM consultant with wide-ranging knowledge and PFI expertise

Vanessa Mason

Head of Asset Management


Vanessa is responsible for the management of all asset and condition surveying, labour-loading and CAFM and data management consultancy projects within Thomson FM. Her experience includes the mobilisation and management of major asset and condition survey projects such as at Defence Science and Technology Laboratories (DSTL) and National Air Traffic Services (NATS), the establishment and management of FM helpdesk functions (including the first FM helpdesk for Marks and Spencer) and numerous asset labour-loading projects for FM contractors bidding for opportunities. Vanessa has provided expert support to operational projects, including PFI schemes, to improve the effectiveness and contractual compliance through procedural, CAFM system and reporting improvements and automation and through familiarisation and training of FM contractor staff. Her excellent analytical and data management skills enable Vanessa to quickly assess and interrogate data to achieve the required outputs efficiently and in a well-presented format.

Expert asset management and data consultant with business process, helpdesk and CAFM expertise

John McNerney

Senior M&E Consultant


John has vast experience across a wide-range of sectors and roles, including considerable international work. A qualified electrical engineer but with an excellent knowledge of all aspects of mechanical and electrical building services, John is responsible for providing technical support and input to a wide range of Thomson FM consultancy projects. His operational and commercial knowledge gained through his roles managing engineering teams, including in PPP environments, compliments John’s considerable technical understanding, allowing him to provide valuable support to a wide range of consultancy commissions. John’s main areas of support to clients include technical and statutory compliance audits and surveys, development of hard FM specifications, technical bid support from both a pricing and written submission and technical operational support.

Highly experienced engineer with international experience in all industries including PFI

Shane Chapman

Senior FM Consultant


Following a successful military career Shane has successfully transitioned into his current FM consultancy role, via an managerial operational FM role with a major FM contractor. Through his military experience, particularly in respect of logistics and training, Shane has gained exceptional organisational skills which, combined with his natural analytical abilities and operational PFI / PPP experience, lend themselves to his areas of specialist input in respect of Thomson FM projects. Shane’s areas of particular specialism include contractual and statutory compliance audits, operational contract FM service delivery improvements, PFI / PPP payment mechanism audits and on-going management and contract procurement support.

Operational FM background and focus on service delivery audits and improvements

David Rae

Senior FM Consultant


Having spent over 20 years in management positions within the FM industry, David has wide experience across a number of business sectors including public, retail, finance and industry and has also been responsible for the management of large PFI contracts in the education and healthcare sectors. David has a technical hard services background but is also experienced in managing the delivery of soft FM in a number of different environments. His extensive range of knowledge and experience enables David to lead and support many of Thomson FM consultancy commissions although, since joining Thomson FM in late 2017, he has focused primarily on contractual and statutory compliance audits, bid support and a major PFI re-mobilisation project to transition nine BSF contracts and one office accommodation PFI contract following the demise of Carillion.

An experienced senior FM manager with a technical background but excellent commercial knowledge

Rebecca Smith

FM Consultant


Having spent over 18 years in the FM industry, Rebecca has a wide experience across a number of business sectors including telecommunications and retail, and with the last 11 years being responsible for the management of large PFI contracts in the education and defence sectors. Rebecca has a hard services background but is also experienced in managing the delivery of soft FM in a number of different environments. Rebecca’s areas of expertise include contractual and statutory compliance and operational contract FM service delivery improvements. Rebecca has gained exceptional contract management and people skills which, combined with her operational PFI / PPP experience, lend themselves to her areas of specialist input in respect of Thomson FM projects. Rebecca joined Thomson FM in March 2018, and has predominantly been focused on contractual and statutory compliance support.

Experienced hard FM manager with PFI expertise and multi-sector knowledge

Mark Bennett

M&E Consultant


Having spent over 30 years in the FM industry, Mark has a wide experience across a number of sectors including local Authority, commercial, banking and finance, and with 10 years management experience of large PFI contracts in both healthcare and education sectors. He has a predominantly hard services background and his areas of expertise include contractual and statutory compliance and operational FM contract service delivery.

He previously lectured at Salford City College covering Mechanical & Electrical Service and Maintenance. Also, having previously held Authorised Person (AP) appointments in HVAC, MGPS, LV, Mechanical and Lifts, and Responsible Person for water in both Healthcare and Education environments.

Areas of expertise include contractual and statutory compliance and operational FM contract service delivery