Nicky comes from the south of England and currently lives in rural West Sussex with her husband and adult daughter. She went to University in Cardiff where she gained a degree in Physics with Music and followed that with a Ph.D. in Semiconductor Physics. She then took this training into a commercial environment with an early career in sales of scientific instruments which took her to many parts of the world.
Nicky now has over 20 years’ experience as an owner and director of software companies and is currently in an exciting phase of fast growth with the latest one. As a small business owner Nicky has learned resilience in tough times, and to adapt quickly to new situations.

Outside of work Nicky is learning the art of pottery in her garage at home. She also plays violin in the Horsham Symphony Orchestra. Over the years she has often set herself big physical challenges and including taking part in two ocean yacht races (one across the Atlantic), cycling Lands End to John O’Groats and the length of Ireland.

With eXXpedition she is looking forward to flexing her scientific muscles again and to combine this with another sailing adventure. She is keen to take the opportunity to learn more about the issue of ocean plastics and to share this with her network back at home.