After 30 years as a statistical consultant and researcher in CSIRO, Nick left his position as a Chief Research Scientist in May 2001 to found ValueMetrics Australia, and to take up a position as Visiting Professor of Statistics at the University of Sydney. Whilst in CSIRO, he led the development of CSIRO's Organisational Performance Measurement (OPM®) system, which has been applied successfully in a number of private and public enterprises, and has been part of graduate programs at Wollongong University and Mount Eliza Business School. He has published over 100 articles and books on a range of statistical and management topics. A book entitled Analytics for Leaders: A Performance Measurement System for Business Success was published by Cambridge University Press in October 2013.
Nick carries out research and consulting in Performance Measurement, with particular emphasis on improving quantitative reports to Boards and top management, focusing on stakeholder satisfaction (customers, employees, partners, ...). His current interests relate to Performance Measurement in relation to Research Quality, Safety Culture, and the deployment of Government policy.