Nicola is our co-founder and the network’s brand and marketing lead. She ensures our brand is strong and that the world knows about it. She humbly hails from Graaf-Reinet, home town of her great, great grandfather, the even greater Scottish missionary Andrew Murray.
Raised in Cape Town, Nicola studied for her BSocSci degree at the University of Cape Town before heading to London where she worked for KPMG. She and her English husband moved to Sydney for 10 years where she worked as Direct Marketing Manager for WWF Australia and then Brand Manager at Vodafone. Home beckoned and upon settling back in Cape Town in 2009, she worked at Old Mutual as marketing manager for New Product Solutions developing a mobile banking solution for the mass market.
In 2012 Nicola and Claire co-founded successful, award winning event management and marketing agency, Firecracker. Africa Scotland Business Network is their third business. They also launched an open dialogue event series called Illumi.Nation in 2019.