Chief Audit Executive
Nicholas became the Chief Audit Executive of the Group in 2012. Prior to joining he was the International Director of Audit at Goldman Sachs, a post he held since 2008.
Nicholas joined Goldman Sachs in New York in 1993 in Product Control; between 1998 and 2008 Nicholas held a variety of financial and control roles in Europe and Asia. He was appointed Directeur Générale of a French bank from its acquisition to operational closure; subsequently he was appointed Asian Controller before becoming the Head of the Operations, Finance and Services Divisions with responsibility for all of Asia. In 2006 he joined the Executive Office in London where he was responsible for the firm’s implementation of MiFID and the Operational Risk function in EMEA.
Nicholas started his career with Cooper & Lybrand in London where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1988, subsequently moving to New York in 1992.
Nicholas is a passionate advocate of diversity and inclusion and is the Executive sponsor for LGBT inclusion. Nicholas is also a member of the Learning and Professional Development Committee of the ICAEW.