Nick first became aware of Prisoners Abroad in 2017 after completing his training as a mentor for the homelessness charity House of St Barnabas. He started to mentor someone who had been a service user of Prisoners Abroad's.

Nick has been involved in several charities over the last 15 years, particularly focussing on musical causes, and has just stepped down after 9 years as Chair of the Royal Northern College of Music.

In his ‘day jobs’, Nick chairs Reach plc and Scottish Widows, part of Lloyds Banking Group, where he also sits on the Board.