Nick has more than 35 years’ experience in education and, three years ago, was awarded the Fellowship of the Institute of Development Professionals in Education, having also served as a Trustee and Chairman of this national institution. In 2019 Nick was presented with the Institutes highest honour, their Lifetime Achievement Award.
Nick trained as a Graphic Designer, before running his own company, specialising in brand development and point of sale material for businesses across Europe. During his design career, he visited friends in Ethiopia, which set him on a path of development, philanthropy and social transformation. After helping to establish two educational NGOs in Ethiopia and a UK based charity, focused on educating disadvantaged young people, he renewed his business career operating at board level in three national and international companies.
Nick is CEO of Meris Education a UK based virtual education and e-learning start-up, addressing the ‘work and future ready’ gap in the current school curriculum for 15 to 18-year-old students.
His company specialises in recruiting top academic students from mainland China into independent schools. More recently, has introduced high-level Chinese investors to UK Independent Schools who wish to establish a franchised brand in other nations.