Our people

John Nicolaou

Executive Director

John Nicolaou is Executive Director of the Perth Office of ACIL Allen, leading a team of highly skilled and experienced consultants that are committed to helping clients across government and industry, to make informed decisions about complex economic, financial and public policy issues.

About John

John is respected across business and government, with more than 25 years of experience as an economist, policy leader and senior executive working at the Commonwealth and WA Treasuries and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA, including 10 years as its Chief Economist.

John was educated at the University of Western Australia and holds a Bachelor of Economics with First Class Honours and a Master of Business Administration, and has been an Adjunct Professor at Curtin Business School. In recognition of his contribution to economics and the policy debate, John won a prestigious WA Business News 40under40 award in 2011.

John is also a Non-Executive Director of the Brightwater Care Group, which is one of Western Australia’s largest providers of accommodation and care services for the elderly and people with a disability. He is also the Chair of Brightwater Care Group Board’s Business Committee and a member of the Audit & Risk Committee.

John leads in the delivery of a wide variety of projects for government departments and agencies, not-for-profit associations, and corporate clients, providing advice on a wide span of economics, strategy and public policy issues. Reflecting John’s experience, his advisory work also extends to the communication and ongoing advocacy for clients on an as needs basis.