He is a proven senior leader with a 30-year career at McKinsey, where he led two global practices and became the Managing Partner of the Washington, D.C. Office. He subsequently played leadership roles at the Albright Stonebridge Group and Brunswick Group, advising CEOs and senior executives, building stronger institutions and developing exceptional talent. His distinctive research on tri-sector leadership development across business, government and non-profits around the world was captured in his recently published book, The Mosaic Principle, and in related articles.
From 2001 to 2004, he served as a special advisor to British Prime Minister Tony Blair on education policy and other priority issues – and he has since worked with government leaders in the UK, the US and numerous other countries. He has also served on several non-profit boards, and most recently served as the Chairman of the Chatham House Foundation.
Nick earned a Master’s Degree in Modern History from Oxford University; a Master’s Degree in Public Policy (MPP) from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government; and an MBA from INSEAD, France. He was awarded the Harkness Fellowship and Kennedy Scholarship for post-graduate study in the United States.
He has qualified as an Executive Coach, certified by Columbia University. Nick has lived for extended periods in the UK, US and France – and worked all over the world. He and his wife Alyssa – who is also a professor at the McDonough School – have four grown children, and they currently live in Washington, DC