Nick is a qualified lawyer and was the General Manager of the City of Hobart for twelve and a half years until 2021. Nick was responsible for overseeing the process for developing the City’s Vision leading to the Council adopting a 10 Year strategic plan and a strong community accountability structure. .
The period during which Nick was General Manager saw a period of tremendous growth in the City. Nick was actively involved in representing the Council’s position during the redevelopment of the Myer Centre in the CBD as well as the extensions to the Argyle Street Car Park, the redevelopment of the Wellington Centre and managing the move of the University of Tasmania to the city centre. The City response to this growth resulted in improvements to the public domain and associated infrastructure, including pedestrian bridges and improved cycling facilities.
Nick is a Life Member of the Local Government Association of Tasmania, is presently Chair of the Derwent Estuary Program was inaugural President of the Tasmanian Branch of the Risk Management Institute of Australia. He is actively involved on a steering committee looking at establishing a men’s shed in Hobart.