John Nickson was responsible for fundraising at the British Council, English National Opera, the Royal Academy of Arts and Tate. He is a member of the governing Council of the Royal College of Music and a trustee of London Music Masters, Opera Rara and UK Community Foundations. Previously, he has been a trustee of Atlantic College, United World Colleges (UWC) and MANGO ( management accounting for NGOs).
John has been an adviser and mentor to several charitable organisations, including Mansfield College, University of Oxford; the Halle Orchestra; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; YouthNet; Tate; the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam; the National Maritme Museum, Amsterdam; Greenhouse Sports; Fuel; dreamthinkspeak and Battersea Arts Centre. He has also acted as a consultant in partnership with the Philanthropy Company supporting the Legacy 10 campaign and the London Legacy Corporation’s plans for the redevelopment of the Olympic site.