CEO of arts charity Create
Create is a charity that Nicky founded in 2003 to enable the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people in the UK to participate in the creative arts. She is motivated by her longing for a fair, caring, inclusive society in which every individual can fulfil their potential. Prior to co-founding the charity in July 2003, she was Chief Executive of the Orchestra of St John’s. She has many years’ experience in creative arts management, before which she was a Marketing Executive at KPMG. She was a volunteer Childline Counsellor for five years before becoming a Samaritan in January 2002; is on the YouthXpress leadership team at Southwark Cathedral, where she works with young people aged 11-18; and is Vice Chair of the Queen’s Nursing Institute. Nicky has a First Class BSc (Hons) in Marketing (with arts) and the Chartered Institute of Marketing Diploma. She recently completed a Certificate in History of Art at Birkbeck College, University of London. In June 2013, Nicky was recognised as Clarins Most Dynamisante Woman of the Year and received the Charity Times Rising CEO Star Highly Commended award in 2014.