Nik is Chief Executive of the Bridge Group. Prior to his appointment he worked in the USA, at the University of Warwick, and was most recently Head of Corporate and Alumni Relations at the University of York. Alongside his directorship, he is also frequently employed across sectors as an independent consultant, specialising in external affairs (e.g. fundraising, corporate and government relations, alumni engagement), social mobility, education policy and strategy.
He has advised the Cabinet Office on social mobility, and collaborated with multinational organisations to promote fairer access to the professions, including Google and Goldman Sachs. He has also recently worked with KPMG, Oxford University, the Wellcome Trust, the BBC, and the Barcelona School of Management.
Nik is an experienced fundraiser, and has secured millions of pounds from charities, businesses, and major philanthropists to support social mobility; he has spoken at international conferences and is regularly commissioned to write for leading publications. Recent publications include a national policy report on internationalisation in education, chapters in a book on global higher education, and the Bridge Group’s Social Mobility Framework.
Nik is a member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Research Committee, a trustee of the Unite Foundation and a governor at York High School. He read English Literature at the University of York (First class honours), completed his MBA (London) in 2009 with distinction, and continued his research at the Cranfield School of Management as a full scholarship recipient.
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