Appointment: Appointed to the Board in May 2016
Experience: Mr Thompson has sector experience in Finance, Telecoms, Engineering and Oil & Gas. He acts as a consultant to a number of businesses, which include independent non-executive directorships for both listed and PE funds. Between 2005 and 2009, he was a director of multiple businesses within a private equity group. This entailed board participation on both private, listed and SPV companies and highly successful exits. Prior to that, he was CEO of four autonomous global businesses within Cable & Wireless Plc (operating in both regulated and unregulated markets), and earlier held CEO roles within the Dowty Group. He is now Guernsey-based, having lived and worked in the UK, USA and Germany. He currently serves as chairman of the States of Guernsey Renewable Energy Team and is a commissioner of the Alderney Gambling Control Commission. He is also an independent member of the Guernsey Tax Tribunal panel. He is a graduate of Brunel (B.Sc) and Cranfield (MBA) Universities and was an invited member to the UK’s senior defence course (Royal College of Defence Studies). He was awarded the IoD’s Certificate and Diploma in Company Direction and is an associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration. He is currently completing an M.Sc in Corporate Governance (2016). Mr Thompson is a resident of Guernsey.
Committee Membership: Audit Committee Member; Nomination Committee Member; Management Engagement Committee Member