The Master


Brought up in the UK, Cyprus and the United States of America, Nick was educated at Stamford School and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1982.

He completed an Executive Education Programme at INSEAD, the international business school in Fontainebleau, in 2000 and was awarded an honorary Corporate Finance qualification by the ICAEW in November 2006.Through a series of mergers, he joined the global professional services firm Arthur Andersen in 1994, becoming a Partner in its Corporate Finance practice and was responsible for the development of its private equity activity in the UK.He transferred to Deloitte when Andersen was acquired in 2002 and is now a Senior Director at the global law firm King & Wood Mallesons, headquartered in Hong Kong.

After initially specialising in corporate turnaround he has spent the majority of his career advising domestic and global companies on IPOs, mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions, in both Europe and North America. In 1995, he was seconded to the Department of Transport advising on its privatisation programme.

An Alderman since 1996, he was Lord Mayor of the City of London in 2009-2010 and, as such, was the UK's Ambassador for Financial Services. He continues to play an active part in the governance of the City of London.

Family: Married to Claire they have three daughters, Becca, Megan and Jen
Interests: Cricket, Running (has done in excess of 18 London Marathons)