Nicola is a C-Suite leader with Executive Director and Non-Executive Director experience.
Nicola’s portfolio career includes non-executive director positions on the Victorian State Government board of South Gippsland Water; The Front Project a for purpose organisation supported by the Paul Ramsay Foundation focused on delivering better outcomes for Australian children in the first five years of their life; and Beautiful Minds Australia an organisation working to give pre-teens and teens the tools and techniques to be happier, stronger and kinder.
Nicola held leadership positions in the market and social research industry serving on the AMSRS board (2012), and as AMSRO’s Vice President (2012-13) and President (2013-15).
She started her professional career in academia before moving to commercial practice.
Nicola was CEO of Hall & Partners Open Mind. She was also the first woman on the board of the Clemenger Group Limited.
A recognised thought leader, Nicola has been a regular panellist at the Mumbrella 360 conference, where she has explored the role of purpose in driving business outcomes, the rise of brands that shape culture and the power of experience design in a content saturated communications environment.
Her contribution was recognised by her peers having been awarded the Australian Marketing Institute’s Certified Practicing Marketer of the Year (2018).