Nicola is a non-executive director of Macquarie Group Limited, Toll Holdings Limited, Lend Lease Corporation Limited and BUPA Australia & New Zealand and is a member of the boards of Asialink (University of Melbourne) and the Law Advisory Council of the Law School, University of New South Wales. She is also a member of the Takeovers Panel.
Nicola was a partner of King & Wood Mallesons, one of Australia's leading law firms for 20 years and has over 29 years legal experience and retired from the partnership in September 2013. During her time at King & Wood Mallesons, Nicola held a variety of part-time and full-time management positions within King & Wood Mallesons, including Managing Partner, Practice and Managing Partner, International (located in the Hong Kong office (50% management role)), with responsibility for the development and growth of the international practice and the Hong Kong, China and London offices of King & Wood Mallesons.
Nicola's principal areas of practice included mergers and acquisitions (takeovers, schemes of arrangement, demergers, share and business sale and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity), capital markets (securities and public offerings, IPO's in Hong Kong and Australia), secondary market offerings and underwriting and securities regulatory; projects including infrastructure and resources and energy projects; corporate governance and directors duties. Nicola's key industry areas of expertise include resources and energy, infrastructure, airports, financial services, technology and media and communications.
Nicola was one of the most senior female partners at King & Wood Mallesons and a member of the core leadership team. She is also a recognised leader in the professional, practice, management and delivery of legal services.
Nicola has extensive experience living and working in Asia and has advised on a number of transactions involving Asian companies or Australian companies investing in Asia.