Nicola was previously City Director for Bristol City Council from 2013 to 2016. Prior to that Nicola was Chief Executive of Hull City Council.
Nicola’s professional background is within the housing sector. One of her significant achievements was introducing the first district-wide choice based letting system. She is currently the CEO of The Future Cities Catapult.
Nicola was awarded an OBE in June 2010 for services to local government and is an Honorary Research Associate for De Montford University.