Nick’s career encompasses manufacturing, management consultancy and professional services. He was Marketing & Business Development Director, Global Industries at PricewaterhouseCoopers until retiring in 2015.


He is Chairman of ART Business Loans, a Community Development Finance Institution lending to businesses across the West Midlands who are unable to access traditional bank finance.


Nick is best known for his voluntary work with the Third Sector spanning a period of over 30 years. Focusing on young people, education and employability, he has worked with dozens of charities including The Prince’s Trust, St Basils, The Access Project, Ahead Partnership and City Year UK. Nick was Founder of Thrive, Birmingham corporate social responsibility network, significantly deepening the relationship between business and charities in the city.


Nick is an Honorary Life Member of Social Enterprise West Midlands and a former Board Member of the School for Social Entrepreneurs.


Previously, Nick was a Governor of Bromsgrove School and Deputy Chairman of Birmingham Civic Society.


In 2017, Nick received an Honorary Doctorate from Aston University in recognition of his work for young people and education.


Appointed in 2017