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Digital programmes

Nick has advised the UK Government & international NGO on digital strategy and cultural heritage

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Cultural policy

Nick has represented the UK’s interests in the European Parliament on cultural policy and collaboration.

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Nick has led large-scale strategic initiatives which have delivered transformation in the knowledge sectors.


Nick has pioneered the development of new standards, innovative approaches and partnerships between the cultural, arts and media sectors

About Nick

"An experienced CEO and a first-class strategist" - former Chair

Nick has 15 years experience in senior management and leadership roles in the arts, culture and library sectors. He is currently CEO of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) - a professional association providing leadership and professional development for the UK's 86,000 knowledge workers. His responsibilities include working with a Board of Trustees to set and review strategy, providing leadership and management to support business development, developing a strong and positive working culture and advocating for the organisation and its members in the media and with political stakeholders. In his former role as the Chief Executive Officer of the Collections Trust, Nick was responsible for the development and implementation of a portfolio of funded programmes worth in excess of EUR19m. He has led strategic change and developed business strategies that have increased revenue and impact for the professional community. Nick has developed partnerships across the media, industry and public policy arenas, including advising Government Ministers and agencies and working alongside high-profile brands including Google, Microsoft and the BBC.


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