NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) has bolstered its board with the appointment of ex-Barclays executive Sharon Parr.

Parr joins the firm as a non-executive director effective from the start of 2018 having previously served as the global head of Barclays’ trust and fund administration division.

NESF said it had come to the decision to add further experience to its board after recognising the “significant growth” it had achieved since launch, coupled with the desire to further enhance and complement skills within its top table team to support further opportunities.

Kevin Lyon, chairman at NESF, said he was pleased to welcome Parr to the company’s board.

“Sharon brings a wealth of experience to the board from her previous roles in a number of organisations and sectors which we believe will help support the company in its objectives. The board is looking forward to working with Sharon as we look to further continue the company's success,” he said.

NESF has big ambitions for UK solar this year, aiming to develop its first subsidy-free solar farms whilst remaining active in the secondary market