Nicolas is a qualified chartered accountant and international fundraising consultant, who moved from the commercial sector (as Financial Director of Thomson UK), to head up a number of UK charities including being the first paid Director of Centrepoint, founding CEO for ChildHope International and Deputy CEO for the Mental Health Foundation.
Nicolas has high level experience in undertaking organisational reviews, funding strategies, business and strategic planning, interim CEO roles, mergers, partnerships and collaborations, financial analysis, board development, trading and crisis management
He has specialised in capital appeals, and has undertaken a wide range of fundraising projects with many clients in the arts, child care, and local government sectors including from European and US government sources. He has also undertaken grants assessment for Children in Need.
Nicolas is a former CAF consultant, and his previous voluntary sector clients include Welcare, National Association for Gifted Children, the British Youth Council, the Association for Charitable Foundations, and Mudchute. He also works from Amsterdam with Dutch charities.
(Nick is a polyglot using Dutch, French, Italian, Spanish and German)