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, The Beacon Collaborative and UK Community Foundations. Previously, he has been a trustee of Atlantic College, United World Colleges (UWC) and MANGO ( management accounting for NGOs) and OPERA RARA. He is Special Advisor to Philanthropy Company and Ambassador for the Blackpool Pride of Place Regeneration Project.
John has been advisor 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.