As Group Executive Strategy and Growth Nicholas is responsible for developing the corporate plan for the fund with a particular emphasis on medium and long-term growth. In the last two years the fund has successfully negotiated its first merger in the MySuper era with Media Super and has been successful in winning several corporate superannuation mandates.
As Chief Executive Officer of Equipsuper, Nicholas, led the fund through one of its most exciting growth periods. Its merger with the former Rio Tinto staff fund evolved Equip into a $15 billion fund with over 75,000 members Australia-wide. Prior to departing Equip a merger with Catholic Super was negotiated which grew the fund to $25 billion and 150,000 members.
Leading teams in businesses focused on achieving positive outcomes for members or customers has been the cornerstone of Nicholas’ 35-year career in financial services. Prior to joining Equip as Chief Risk Officer, he was part of the original ME Bank leadership team that grew the business from $1 billion to over $20 billion in assets. His earlier career included senior roles with National Mutual/AXA and Challenge Bank.
Nicholas holds degrees in Economics and a degree in Marketing from Monash University and is a Senior Fellow of Finsia and an accredited company Director through AICD.