Nicola is the CEO of the Minderoo Foundation, one of Australia’s largest philanthropic organisations. Nicola has helped lead the diversification of the Foundation to provide a holistic approach to community development, particularly through education and the arts, believing an integrated approach is essential to build sustainable empowerment in individuals and communities.
In September 2015 Nicola was awarded the University of Canberra’s Chancellor’s Award for Services and Philanthropy. In 2014 Nicola was the Western Australian of the Year in the Community category and in September 2014 she received an honorary doctor of letters from the University of Western Australia. Nicola is Patron for Sculpture by the Sea, the Kimberley Rock Art Foundation and Impact100 WA. She is also a Director of the Black Swan Theatre Company.
Along with Nicola’s philanthropic work she is also a director of the Minderoo Group, one of Australia’s largest private companies and Managing Director of Minderoo Station.