Baronsmead Venture Trust announces Fiona Miller Smith to its Board as Independent Director

– UK, London –  Baronsmead Venture Trust plc (LON: BVT) today announced the appointment of Fiona Miller Smith to its Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director, effective from 1 September 2021.

“I am delighted that Fiona has agreed to join us and welcome her to an already talented board. Her extensive knowledge and experience of early stage investing, ESG matters, and board governance will be of great benefit to us. I am confident that her contribution will be of substantial value as we grow and continue to steer our successful VCT with optimism, through the uncertain times ahead.” said Board Chairman, Peter Lawrence.

She will also join the Audit Committee, Management Engagement & Remuneration Committee, and the Nomination Committee.

Ms. Miller Smith is CEO of Barts Charity, a health foundation with a £500m financial investment and commercial property portfolio. Barts funds transformational medical research and innovation in healthcare delivery and technology. Fiona has over twenty-five years experience of in investing in and leading growth companies. Her early career was in finance and private equity and she then had a successful entrepreneurial career before joining Barts in 2016.

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