Nick graduated from the Australian National University with a Bachelor of Asian Studies and Bachelor of Laws with Honours in 2005. He went on to complete a Masters of Laws at the ANU in 2012.
Over a decade of legal practice, Nick developed extensive knowledge of Australia’s complex migration laws, using his expertise to assist a wide range of clients and also as a lecturer in migration law. Nick started working with the Settlement Council of Australia (SCoA) as a Senior Policy Officer in 2016 and was promoted to the role of Chief Executive Officer in April 2017. He is proud to be using his knowledge and expertise to help ensure the best possible outcomes for migrants and refugees settling in Australia.
Prior to joining the Settlement Council, Nick was a Senior Associate at leading Canberra law firm, Snedden Hall & Gallop where he worked as a migration and business lawyer. In 2016 he was admitted as a fellow of the Migration Institute of Australia.
Nick has lectured in migration law at the ANU since 2006 and is a member of the Emerging Scholars’ network of the UNSW Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law.
Nick serves as a board member of the Conservation Council ACT and is a member of the Law Council of Australia Immigration Law Committee. He was named ACT Young Lawyer of the Year in 2009.
Nick has lived in Canberra for over 25 years and is proud to call this city home for his family: his partner Emily and their son Max (who was born in mid-2016 and is an expert at keeping life interesting for his parents!!)