Nicole is passionate about making Canberra accessible and inclusive to all. This passion was cemented during her years of work in the community sector and is lived each day in her fight for services such as quality aged care and accessible public transport, affordable housing, and a reasonable cost of living for everyone. Nicole believes in shaping a vibrant Canberra where her grandchildren can find jobs and act on their exciting new business ideas. She vows to stand against unfair rates in her community until Canberrans have the opportunity and equality she envisions.
Prior to entering the Assembly, Nicole worked in a range of private, public and third sector organisations, including tax, workplace relations, defence, Medicare, a NASA space tracking station, Deloitte Consulting and as CEO of national peak bodies in homelessness and disability
Nicole graduated from ANU with a degree in Psychology and later went on to post-graduate study and gained a Master of Business.
Nicole has served on a range of Boards and committees including the Tuggeranong Football Club and a number of government and business advisory committees, including in the areas of disability, aged care, accessible public transport, and telecommunications.
She has also been a volunteer for a range of organisations including Red Cross, Ronald McDonald House, the Community Fire Unit Fadden, organising Pink Footy Day for her football club, and many other activities.
Nicole came to Canberra in 1988 and has lived in Tuggeranong ever since. She is married with children and grandchildren.