Fox Searchlight has tapped Katie Goodson-Thomas as director of productions and acquisitions of its UK operations. The exec, who was most recently at film financier Ingenious, will report to Fox Searchlight Pictures president of production Claudia Lewis. Goodson-Thomas will also work closely with director of production Richard Gold.

While at Ingenious, Goodson-Thomas was responsible for overseeing the company’s co-financing projects with Fox Searchlight, including Thomas Vinterberg’s Far From The Madding Crowd as well as the likes of Roger Michell’s My Cousin Rachel and Susan, the planned biopic of talent show winner Susan Boyle.

Goodson-Thomas previously worked with Graham Broadbent and Damian Jones at Dragon Pictures as an associate producer, as well as head of film for Chris Coen’s Unanimous Pictures.