Directors

Northern Venture Trust PLC.

Northern Venture Trust Directors

Simon Constantine

Simon is chairman of Northern Venture Trust PLC. He has extensive business management experience at board level, particularly in the healthcare and life sciences sectors, and co-led the management buy-in and subsequent trade sale of Life Sciences International plc. Simon has served as a non-executive director of a number of venture capital and private equity-backed businesses and is currently chairman of Capstone Foster Care Limited and a non-executive director of Bioquell PLC. He was appointed to the board in 2012.

Nigel Beer

Nigel is a non-executive director of Northern Venture Trust PLC and was formerly London Head of Corporate Finance at KPMG. He has over 20 years’ experience of private equity and corporate transactions and investments. Currently he acts as a consultant and non-executive director to various companies including Community Health Partnerships Limited, which invests in health sector infrastructure. Nigel was appointed to the board in 2009.

Richard Green

Richard is non-executive director of Northern Venture Trust PLC. He joined Kleinwort Benson Development Capital in 1988 and was a founder in 2001 of the spin-out business which became August Equity LLP, where he was managing partner until 2009 and then chairman until his retirement in April 2014. Richard’s sector experience includes healthcare, technology, media, engineering and manufacturing. He is a past chairman of the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association and is currently a non-executive director of AIM-quoted Qannas Investments Limited, a member of the Advisory Board of Finance For Business North East and a member of the Advisory Committee of the European Investment Bank Growth Finance Initiative. Richard was appointed to the board on 5 November 2014.

Tim Levett

Tim is a non-executive director of Northern Venture Trust PLC and an executive chairman of NVM Private Equity, which he co-founded in 1988. He is also a non-executive director of Northern 3 VCT PLC and several unquoted companies and is a member of the AIC’s VCT Forum and the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association’s Venture Capital Committee. Tim was appointed to the board in 2013.

David Mayes

David is a non-executive director of Northern Venture Trust PLC. He is an experienced investment professional and investor with a long-standing involvement in financial markets. David previously managed an emerging markets investment team for Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited.  He is currently a trustee director of a major pension fund and a member of its investment committee, and is a non-executive director of an EIS-backed pub company and the Salvation Army International Trustee Company.  David was appointed to the board on 5 November 2014.

Hugh Younger

Hugh is a non-executive director of Northern Venture Trust PLC and the Senior Partner at Murray Beith Murray, a leading firm of solicitors based in Edinburgh. He has more than 25 years experience of private client work and brings a perspective on matters relating to wealth management and asset protection. Hugh was appointed to the board in 2009.