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Consul-General, San Francisco

Nick Nichles, Consul General, San Francisco

Nick Nichles is the Consul-General and Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner in San Francisco. In addition to the consular function, the San Francisco Consulate is responsible for supporting the growth of two way trade and investment between the US West Coast and Australia.

Nick joined Austrade in 2012 and prior to his appointment in San Francisco was Austrade’s Chief Operating Officer. Before joining Austrade, he was the CEO of NSW Lotteries Corporation and led the state-owned corporation through privatisation and its eventual sale to Tatts Group. Nick has also held C-level commercial and marketing roles at McDonalds Australia and Foxtel.

Nick is a committee member of The Buttery Foundation, which raises funds for the renowned The Buttery, a not-for-profit rehabilitation clinic.

Nick holds a Bachelor of Business from QUT, a Graduate Diploma of Marketing from UTS, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and lectured at UTS’ Graduate School of Business in its MBA program.