Foresight Solar & Technology VCT has appointed Carol Thompson as director to “support and further expand the existing portfolio of companies”.

Thompson is to serve as a non-executive director as well as chairing Foresight Solar & Technology VCT’s audit committee.

She brings over 25 years of experience in governance and strategic financial management to her new role, having spent much of her career as a board member in technology and regulated businesses. She has previously held senior positions at JP Morgan and Hellman & Friedman, as well as non-executive and advisory roles at a number of firms including Livingbridge, DWF and JP Morgan.

It is this track record that will prove “invaluable” in growing the company’s new Foresight Williams Technology share class, according to Andrew Bloxam, director at Foresight.

Thompson praised the company as having a “vital role in supporting early-stage and innovative companies in the UK”, adding she is looking forward to working with the team.