Bernard grew up in the UK and Germany and migrated to New Zealand in 1987. in 2003 he moved with his family to Adelaide where he currently resides.

His interests are broad ranging with a focus on economics and the financial system. He styles himself as a freelance thinker, curious about the details while not wanting to lose sight of the big picture.

He is national coordinator for Rethinking Economics Australia and a member of the board of Economic Reform Australia.

Bernard Thomson has been a guest on 1 episode.