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Tim Steel


Committed Capital

London, UK

Tim Steel
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Tim Steel is Chairman of Committed Capital, a boutique private equity firm, where he is involved in the financing of fast growing UK Private Businesses. Tim is also Chairman of Castle Alternative AG, and recently stepped down as Chairman of WH Ireland.

Tim spent almost 30 years at Cazenove and in 1983 he moved to New York where he was appointed President of Cazenove Inc. He returned to London in 1989 and became Head of Institutional Broking, before being appointed Vice Chairman in 2001.

Tim is a Graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge and has charitable interests in Kent.

Tim Steel’s Background

Committed Capital
Jan 2013 - Present
London, UK
Tim is the Chairman of the firm and its Advisory Board. Committed Capital specialises in investing in and providing corporate finance advice to fast growing companies.
Vice Chairman
Jan 1980 - Dec 2009
He was appointed Partner in 1982, and moved to New York in 1983 to become President of Cazenove Inc. He returned to London in 1989 and took the role of Head of Institutional Broking in 1991. In 2000 he became Managing Director of Cazenove Fund Management Ltd, and became Vice Chairman in 2001.
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Other Business Interests

Lieutenancy of Kent
Deputy Lieutenant of Kent
Jan 2010 - Present
Kent, UK
The Lieutenancy of Kent consists of the Lord-Lieutenant, Vice Lord- Lieutenant, and a maximum of 70 other Deputy Lieutenants, approximately one per 25,000 people. Duties include accompanying Royalty & Heads of State during official visits, presentation of honours & awards on behalf of the Crown & participation in Citizenship ceremonies.
Royal St George's Golf Club
Jan 1979 - Present
Kent, UK
The Royal St George's Golf Club, located in Sandwich, Kent, offering one of the courses on The Open Championship rotation & is the only Open rota golf course to be located in Southern England.

Current Board Positions

Investment Director
Jan 2019 - Present
London, UK
Smartology offers an advanced media technology solution which aims to solve key challenges including brand protection, viewability, GDPR, privacy & click fraud.
Castle Alternative Invest AG
Non-Executive Chairman
Oct 2008 - Present
Pfäffikon, CH
Castle Alternative Invest offers the key benefits of investing in hedge funds by offering a well diversified, actively managed portfolio of high quality funds with low volatility & low correlation to traditional assets. Castle Alternative Invest is listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange.
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Previous Board Positions

WH Ireland
Non-Executive Chairman
Mar 2014 - Dec 2019
London, UK
WH Ireland offer bespoke investment management services, advice & personalised financial planning for public & private growth businesses including broking, corporate finance & fund raising capabilities.
Wellesley House School
Former Chairman of Governors
Jan 1990 - Jul 2014
Kent, UK
Winner of the British Council International School Award, Wellesley House is a co-educational boarding preparatory school for children between the ages of 7-13.

Tim Steel’s Education

University of Cambridge
MA in Philosophy and Law (Hons)