Nicole is social entrepreneur with a passion for improving lives and communities.
Her career working with social enterprises in the not for profit sector began in 1989 at the Australian Conservation Foundation where she thrived being able to have positive impact on growing green consumerism whilst growing the ACF’s revenue base. A trip to Asia followed with the opportunity to work on an Australian Aid project in Cambodia working with the Khmer Journalists association as a business Development Advisor to support the establishment of a free press. This was an incredibly exciting and optimistic time following the first Democratic elections in Cambodia and there was a lot to achieve. This led to a work with the United Nations Development Program as a Communications Consultant and the Shandwick Group as a PR Executive working for the Cambodian Government.
Back in Australia Nicole worked for Team Publications, a small start up with a new approach to organisational learning where she was charged with taking a range of management coaching tools to market. This was followed by a role as Marketing Manager for the women’s and youth titles. After a couple of years in publishing her passion for making a difference took over and Nicole spent the next 10 years transforming the social enterprises of YWCA NSW and repositioning the organisation to be recognised for the critical support it provided to women and their families.
More recently Nicole has been using her well-honed leadership, governance, financial, people, marketing and entrepreneurial skills to ensure that ACON Health continues to be the leading health promotion organisation providing opportunities for its community to live their healthiest lives.
Nicole holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education and Social Policy, Post Graduate in Marketing, Masters of Business Administration and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is mother to 15 year old Isabella nd 9 year old Lachlan.
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