Nick is a Chartered Accountant with a degree in Engineering and Economics from Oxford. He spent most of his career with Royal Dutch Shell, working in many countries, mainly in finance roles but also in general management and HR. His last 8 years were as Vice President, Group Risk management and Insurance.

Since leaving Shell he has pursued a number of interests, consulting on risk management with large industrial companies, advising smaller oil and gas companies on financing, and as a Non Executive Director and Audit Chair of Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust. He is a governor and senior independent member of the Board of the University of Northampton. His interest in mental health goes back over 30 years.