After receiving his certification as an accountant, Nick spent 15 years as the Finance and Human Resources Director for various international manufacturing groups in the UK. Nick then switched to the non-profit sector and joined Plan International as the Director of Finance, where he was responsible for financial operations in 60 countries. After 7 years, Nick changed from a headquarters role to work hands-on at the front-line of Plan in Malawi. In 2003, Nick left Plan to become an independent consultant, specializing in aid effectiveness and management capacity building. Nick has lived in Malawi for 18 years and his work is focused exclusively on Malawi.