Nicole Walsh

Head of governance/company secretary, Director's Group

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Telephone: +44 (0)20 3463 7399
Languages: English, German, Japanese


Nicole is a PRINCE2 qualified practitioner, experienced in the design of robust and inclusive governance for programme and charity boards. Nicole’s background is in the management of large-scale action research programmes including developing project teams, re-granting, risk management, compliance and value for money.

Before IIED

Public sector positions in Germany and Japan. Voluntary roles at Tourism Concern, WaterAid and People & Planet.


  • MSc development studies (with distinction)
  • BA (joint hons) German and Japanese

Current work

Nicole delivers company secretary responsibilities for IIED and ensures the professional running and execution of internal governance functions, including services and guidance to the board of trustees, and hosting IIED’s internal decision-making bodies.