Nick was appointed to the role of Chief Development Officer having a 14-year tenure with Rockpool Dining Group. In this role, Nick manages the development of commercial sites for the Group’s rapid national expansion, including locating and securing prime tenancies, data analysis and due diligence to forecast customer density and venue performance, lease negotiations, and strategic growth implementation.
With a passion for property and accelerated business roll-out programs, Nick has been pivotal in expanding the Group to its current portfolio of 60+ restaurants and in setting it up for future growth and international expansion.
Previously Nick worked for the two largest brewers in Australia, Lion Nathan, and Fosters, across a range of sales, strategy and marketing roles.
Nick commenced with the Group when it was a private business, working through a variety of senior management roles as it expanded into a multi-state, vertically-integrated business. Under private equity ownership, Nick developed Rockpool Dining Group’s brewing subsidiary, Urban Craft Brewing Co & Imports, to become a major Australian player and negotiated its commercial exit from the Group.