Caroline Thompson is the CEO of BeTheSpark CIC. BeTheSpark is a movement designed to connect likeminded people and to bring together innovation and entrepreneurship. It aims to build a community that will help transform Wales, inspire the next generation and ultimately trigger more start-ups, more innovation & commercialisation, more opportunities and more jobs.
Prior to taking up her position with BeTheSpark, Caroline was the NatWest lead for the Entrepreneurial Spark accelerator hubs in both Bristol & Cardiff. Caroline has over 28 years of experience in banking with NatWest in variety of roles – cross division – ranging from Risk & Regulation to Human Resources, and 12 years of experience in leading teams.