Nicola is the Group Director of People & Enterprise for Emerge Aotearoa. She is also the Executive Director of Ignite Aotearoa, a new social enterprise that uses technology to create connections and opportunities that strengthen wellbeing. She is on the Board of Mind and Body Consultants, and a Board Trustee of the New Zealand Familial Breast and Ovarian Cancer Trust (NZBOC) and The Neonatal Trust. Nicola also founded the Gift of Knowledge, a charity that provides peer support to whānau impacted by hereditary cancer and was recognised for this work as a finalist in the inaugural Westpac Women of Influence Awards.
Nicola resides in Otautahi. Her most enjoyable role yet is mum to three young boys, aged 6, 8 and 9.