Unlike most businessmen David Thomson sometimes visits business meetings in jogging clothes or cargo pants, or wearing sneakers. He wears suits and shoes for several years before replacing them.
Another feature of his identity that makes him different from other businessmen is his willingness to communicate with the rank and file of the company rather than with top executives.
Moreover he highly appreciates privacy. He never gives interview and tries to prevent media involvement into his privacy, there’s scarce number of photos of him.
Although he dislikes his private life going public there’s an article published by Maclean’s in 2006 about the failure of his second marriage. Also a sensation was made out of his relationship with Kelly Rowan .
David Thomson describing himself: "I'm a very competitive individual and I play a part in a very large picture and hopefully add value to people's lives."
Physical Characteristics: David Thomson is a tall, lean, blond-haired man with blue eyes.
Quotes from others about the person
Kenneth Roy Thomson about his son:
"It's the thrill of building something, whether it be a company, art or relationships with people. I honestly believe David's got what it takes. He's real good"."People are underestimating David," Ken Thomson added. "They are a little apprehensive about him because he is very outspoken, but he is very intelligent, highly intelligent, in fact."
“He collects art and he has this sensitivity, and yet at the same time he has this burden of carrying on the family business, and he feels he has to be this ruthless businessman.''
A passionate art lover, the quality he got from his father, David Thomson supports many art foundations. He and his family own a varied art collection. It includes masterpieces of Pablo Picasso and 19th- century seascape artist John Constable.
In general he’s more enthusiastic about his hockey team and art collections than about his business.