In 1981 Nigel was a founder employee of Chase de Vere Investments plc. He was appointed as a director in 1994 holding a number of strategic and operational roles. He was appointed as CEO in 1999 and during 2000 was directly responsible for managing the sale of Chase de Vere on behalf of the shareholders, which resulted in the highly successful acquisition by the Bank of Ireland Group. Nigel remained as CEO and went on to establish and deliver an ambitious growth strategy, successfully integrating Chase de Vere and its people into the Bank of Ireland Group while maintaining its unique culture and approach. Under his leadership, Chase de Vere was recognised with a number of Financial Services Awards, including IFA of the Year 2000, and was ranked 29th in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For 2001. In 2003 and after more than 20 years in Financial Services, he resigned as CEO of Chase de Vere to work with a small number of start-up ventures.
In 2005 he became a founder shareholder and non-executive director of 2OC.
He is a graduate of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Advanced Management Program and a Trustee of the Mitchemp Trust, a UK Charity that helps vulnerable children achieve their full potential.