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Nicole Cook

About / Our community

Occupation: Advisory Board

Chair of Advisory Board

Nicole Cook, former CEO of Jobs NSW and chair of the SSE Advisory Board.

Originally from Massachusetts in the USA, Nicole moved to Australia with her family in 2005 having been part of the startup ecosystem in Boston.  She joined Australian based startup HRX Pty Ltd in 2006 as the Head of Client Services for the technology business, becoming Managing Director, APAC in 2016 after the business was sold to global recruitment outsourcing company PeopleScout Pty Ltd in 2014.

Nicole has a background in software engineering having worked as a consultant at CSC Consulting in Boston and a background in management consulting having worked for PWC in Washington DC with federal government and defence clients.  Prior to joining PeopleScout, she worked as an executive in Boston based startups, Celarix Inc and Nexus Energy Software.

Nicole is passionate about innovation, growing businesses that can make a difference to our communities and addressing the changing nature of the workforce as job augmentation and reskilling become a reality.

A graduate of the Catholic University of America, Nicole also has a senior executive MBA from Melbourne Business School.