Nicky has been a professional fundraiser for over twenty years, raising money for many different organisations, mainly in the arts sector. Over that time, she has been responsible for raising over £45 million.
Her current role is fundraising for the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, where she is responsible for securing just under £2 million annually alongside the company’s ongoing capital project fundraising requirements.
Alongside the arts, her passion is for the great outdoors and the environment. Prior to the RSC, Nicky was Development Director at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney where she secured the funding to build the Australian PlantBank, a science and research facility housing Australia’s largest seedbank and research laboratories that specialise in horticultural research and conservation of Australian native plant species.
Nicky has been a board member for Headlong theatre company for four years and heads up their nominations committee. She also sits on the fundraising committee for Coventry City of Culture 2021 and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Based in Stratford-upon-Avon, Nicky loves walking in the Forest with her family. Her favourite trees are the Australian Morton Bay fig and the English oak.
“I love trees and I am completely committed to realising Felix’s vision of a forest in the heart of England that my children, and my children’s children, will benefit from and enjoy. I’m excited about the potential of the Forest to inspire and teach young people to care for their environment, and feel privileged to be part of an organisation with such an important mission.”
Nicky was appointed onto the Heart of England Forest Board in February 2018.