John Nickson

Philanthropist, charity trustee and one of Britain's most experienced fundraisers

Born in 1947,John Nickson was head of fundraising at The British Council, English National Opera, The Royal Academy of Arts and Tate. He was born and brought up in Lancashire and educated in Yorkshire and London, where he read Anthropology at University College. He has been a trustee of several arts, education and development charities and currently sits on the boards of London Music Masters and Opera Rara and is a member of the governing Council of The Royal College of Music. John is a donor, primarily to education and the arts. He practices as an advisor and mentor to charities and their boards. He is also an author. His first book, Giving Is Good For You: Why Britain Should be Bothered and Give More, was published in 2013.