Nicholas joined the Board as a Non-executive Director on 1 January 2017.
Nicholas is Group Finance Director of Whitbread PLC, a position he has held since November 2012.
Before that, he held the position of Chief Financial Officer of Premier Farnell PLC, which he joined in 2011, and prior to that he worked at Dixons Retail PLC in a variety of management roles, including as Chief Financial Officer from 2008 to 2011. Nicholas originally qualified as an accountant with Price Waterhouse.
Skills, competencies and experience
Nicholas brings wide-ranging and international financial and general management experience to the Group gained from working in consumer facing businesses, particularly in the retail, leisure and hospitality sectors. He also has extensive commercial and operational knowledge and skills in relation to strategy and IT development.
A member of the Audit Committee. He will become Chairman of that Committee, in succession to Kevin O’Byrne, at a date to be confirmed in 2017.