Nick has been described as an enthusiastic, energetic person who doesn’t give up. His background and experiences are vast and varied; Nick has studied in the Sciences, the Arts and Technology in Queensland. He has worked in the fields of science, technology, finance, construction and education. The years spent in the Army (part-time and contract) working through the ranks provided him with ample opportunities to develop personnel and material management skills as well as leadership skills, and quenched most of his strong sense of service. Nick presently works in education as a Science Department Head in a Catholic College and enjoys coaching a few sports.
His strong sense of social justice, combined with service, attracted him to charity work with positive outcomes for the community. Nick has been a member of Toc H, a charity whose motto is ‘People caring for people’ for 30 years and has held many leadership roles in that organisation including Toc H Qld Chairperson, President of Brisbane Branch, member of the National Toc H Council and convenor of the Toc H National Youth Leadership Course for many years. It is through his involvement with youth in both his full-time employment and volunteer charity work that the relationship with Childhood Cancer Support started; mainly through the provision and organisation of volunteers for Childhood Cancer Support’s Camp Crystal. The relationship grew from there; Nick was invited to serve on the board of Childhood Cancer Support and is still enjoying the challenges and rewards alike.
Nick lives in Brisbane with his family and enjoys keeping fit, family camping holidays, travelling and learning other languages, and renovating.