Nick obtained his Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Nick started working as a marketing trainee with Colgate-Palmolive Proprietary Limited. Over the next 14 (fourteen) years he went on to become the Group Product Manager (United Kingdom), Managing Director Colgate Sports Group of companies, Deputy Managing Director Joseph Terry (New York), and Assistant Managing Director, Colgate Palmolive, Germany. He returned to South Africa where he joined Barlow Rand Limited.
He has served on the boards of Barlow Rand Limited, C G Smith Sugar Ltd, C G Smith Foods Limited, Tiger Brands Limited, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, Nedbank Ltd and Lodestone Brands Proprietary Limited, of which some he held an executive position as CEO. He currently serves on the board of Anchor Capital Limited, Medu Capital Proprietary Limited and Universal Paints Corporation Pvt Ltd and is an advisor to Sango Capital Management Proprietary Limited. His pro bono work includes Childline South Africa – Gauteng, The African Children’s Feeding Scheme, Finance Committee of St. Stithians College and a director of Conservation 360, an organisation which strives to protect endangered wildlife, and to provide safe habitats for elephant and rhino in Botswana.