Nicola has been the Director of The Queen’s Trust since January 2012. The Queen's Trust has invested over £100m in charities which enable young people to help others.

Nicola is also a Trustee of Beat (a nationwide charity supporting people affected by eating disorders) and Opera North (England's national opera company in the North).  

Prior to joining The Queen’s Trust, Nicola worked as a strategy and governance consultant to The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation and for The Prince’s Trust, as Company Secretary. A qualified Chartered Secretary, she has an MSc in Corporate Governance and Ethics, and a degree in The History of Art. Nicola was awarded an MVO in 2015.