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London, 30 March 2021: Foresight Group (“Foresight”), a leading infrastructure and private equity investment manager is pleased to announce the appointment of Carol Thompson as Director on the Board of Foresight Solar & Technology VCT plc (“the Company”).
In her new role, Carol will serve as a non-executive director, as well as chairing Foresight Solar & Technology VCT’s audit committee.
Carol brings over 25 years’ experience in governance and strategic financial management to her new role, and has spent large parts of her career as a board member in technology and regulated businesses. She has held senior positions at Hellman & Friedman, a leading private equity investment firm, and JP Morgan. She has also held non-executive and advisory roles at a number of firms including Livingbridge, DWF and JP Morgan.
Andrew Bloxam, Director at Foresight, said: “I am looking forward to working with Carol, her track record speaks for itself and her industry experience, guidance and expertise will prove invaluable in helping us as we grow the new Foresight Williams Technology share class."
Carol Thompson added: “I am delighted to be joining the Board of Foresight Solar & Technology VCT plc at such an exciting time as they develop the new Foresight Williams Technology share class. The Company plays a vital role in supporting early-stage and innovative companies in the UK and I am very much looking forward to working with the team to support and further expand the existing portfolio of companies.”
For more information contact:
Citigate Dewe Rogerson (PR to Foresight):
Patricia De Bidegain: firstname.lastname@example.org / +44 (0) 7921 353 825
Will Easton: email@example.com / +44 (0) 7860 753146
Notes to Editors
About Foresight Group LLP (“Foresight”):
Foresight is an award-winning listed infrastructure asset and private equity investment manager that specialises in providing investment opportunities in difficult-to-access private markets to both institutional and retail investors using ESG-oriented strategies. It has been managing investment funds on behalf of institutions and retail clients for more than 36 years.
Recently floated on the main market of the London Stock Exchange under ticker FSG, Foresight had c.£6.8 billion of Assets Under Management as at 30 September 2020.
Foresight’s Infrastructure team comprising 107 investment, portfolio and technical professionals currently manages more than 290 renewable generation assets globally, with a total generating capacity of 2.7GW.
Foresight’s Private Equity Team, comprising over 30 investment professionals, manages £700 million in a portfolio of more than 100 companies and pursues four discrete but complementary investment styles: Venture, Impact, Growth and Replacement Capital through its growing regional office network.
Foresight has offices in London, Rome, Madrid, Luxembourg, Sydney, Manchester, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Leicester and Guernsey.