Chief Executive Officer at batyr
After graduating from Southern Cross University in 2011, Nic has spent most of his career in not-for-profit organisations as well as in state and local government. Working with young people in Australia and overseas has been the main focus in each of these roles.
In 2015 he began work at batyr as the School Program Manager in the early stages of batyr’s growth. After implementing processes and structures to ensure a scalable and safe rollout of the batyr@school program he applied the same approach to all of batyr’s programs as the National Program Manager.
In 2017, Nic moved into the role of General Manager before taking on the role of CEO in 2019 where he continues to support batyr’s growth and reach toward overcoming the stigma around mental health and empowering young people to create a mentally healthy Australia.
These roles have allowed Nic to gain valuable experience in preventative education, mental health and suicide prevention in the areas of schools, universities and the importance of sharing lived experience stories and vulnerability.
Nic has sat on advisory committees for the Global Coalition for Youth Mental Health and on the Integrated Content Technical Advisory Group for the Beyond Blue National Education Initiative and currently sits on Suicide Prevention Australia’s Policy Committee. He believes in maintaining positivity through adversity and in values driving organisational and leadership decision making.
- Mental ill-health
- Suicide prevention
- Lived experience