Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
||Audit and Risk, Nomination
Key skills and experience
Nicholas has over ten years experience as a non-executive director and charity trustee following a career of over 30 years in global banking, having first qualified as a chartered accountant.
Other current appointments
He is currently Chairman of the investment trust, Fidelity China Special Situations plc, as well as a trustee of the Design Museum, the Conran Foundation, the Camborne School of Mines Trust and the Creative Education Trust, a multi academy trust.
Previous relevant experience
Nicholas has served as Chairman of De Vere, the hotel and leisure group. He has also served as Chairman of the Advisory Board of City stockbroker, Westhouse Securities and of Smith’s Corporate Advisory Limited. Prior to that he had a career in banking with Morgan Grenfell (subsequently Deutsche Bank), Société Générale and ABN AMRO working in London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney.
Nicholas has a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Exeter and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.