CHARLES GOULD – Director-General, International Co-operative Alliance
I worked with Nicola first during the United Nations International Year of Co-operatives, when she led the Global Communications Plan to raise public awareness of the co-operative model. She was tireless in driving an aggressive agenda. Later when the International Co-operative Alliance launched a Global Cooperative Marque, Nicola championed its rapid expansion into 100 countries. Excellent at designing and executing complex communications projects.
SIMEL ESIM – Head and Senior Technical Specialist at the Cooperatives Unit at the International Labour Organisation
Nicola is a highly motivated communications professional. She builds bridges between, people and ideas with amazing speed and ease. I have never had a question that she did not manage to find an answer to within a matter of minutes. And she does all that with great spirit and humour. It is always simply a great pleasure to work with Nicola.
SION WHELLENS – Communications Designer, Branding Consultant, Print Expert and Cooperative Business Adviser, Calverts London
Working closely with Nicola over the last three years on major and sensitive projects, I have found her to be a dedicated and driven marketer; a meticulous and skillful project manager; and a great communicator. She is an asset to any branding and marketing team
ED MAYO – Secretary General, Co-operatives UK & Chair of the Communications Committee (International Co-operative Alliance)
Nicola has been at the heart of International Marketing for the Cooperative Identity, and I have found her a very positive and productive colleague and partner throughout. Easy to work with, good quality and a natural enthusiast.
MULLY DOR – Chairperson of the Board at AJEEC NISPED – Negev Institute for Strategies of Peace & Development The Arab-Jewish centre
Nicola is my colleague since she was Director of Communication at the ICA, Coordinator of the International Year of Co-operatives and Guardian of the Global Co-operative Identity, her current job. In her current role she promoted and managed the use of the co-operative marque and the verification of applicants for.coop domains and developed the Co-operative identity. Nicola demonstrated creative and critical thinking skills, strong business analytics, wonderful relationship management, co-ordinator and have very good strategy development, project management, marketing, problem solving and change management skills. She showed a professional and positive approach, self-motivated, as a Team Player, dynamic, creative with ability to work on own initiative. Nicola is an excellent communicator with the ability to influence and exercises a high degree of tact and diplomacy. Nicola demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills to summarise complex issues. She has business related computer and web master skills including knowledge of CRM, PowerPoint, Excel and Word.