We have a small and committed team. Our directors have been associated with Constantine Group for very long periods. This mirrors our long-term approach to our investments in businesses.
Passionate & professional
The two Executive Directors (Nigel Prescot and Dominic Akers-Douglas) are significant shareholders in the business. Chairman (Kathie Child-Villiers) is fully independent and owns no shares. The non-executive directors both own shares.
This combination of ownership and independence ensures a consistently passionate but professional approach to everything we do.
Kathie joined the Board in 2014, and was appointed Chairman in January 2018. She has multiple investment and not-for-profit interests and is an adviser to UK Energy Ministers and Regulators. Prior to this, Kathie had a successful 24 year career in investment banking, primarily with HSBC and Merrill Lynch, focussing on utilities and renewable energy.
Nigel became a non-executive director of the company in 1996 and joined as an executive in 1999. Prior to that, for ten years he was the Fine Art underwriter at Hiscox plc and managing director of one of its subsidiary companies. At Constantine, Nigel has been chairman of the group’s trading businesses since 2000 and was appointed group Chief Executive in 2008. Nigel is a shareholder and great-grandson of the Company’s founder.
Dominic joined the company in 2008 from investment bank Morgan Stanley. He set up and runs Constantine’s investments in the Renewables sector, and is a Non-executive director of all the group’s operating companies. Dominic is a shareholder in the business.