Nicola became Director in 2011. She works with trustees to develop the strategic direction of the Foundation and advises them on governance and grant-making.
Before joining the Foundation she was Director of Grant-making at the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. Nicola has a background in advice work at national, regional and local level and also worked for the National Lottery Charities Board in the North East of England.
She is a trustee of Pro Bono Economics, a small charity, which matches volunteer economists with organisations that are interested in improving their effectiveness, and Chairs the Trustees of the Centre for Innovation in Voluntary Action.