Nichole commenced with the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) in February 2018 as Group Executive Data and Digital, and Chief Information and Technology Officer. In this position Nichole is accountable for delivering the data, infrastructure and systems to underpin the Bureau's operations, from measurement and collection of all meteorological and oceanographic observations through to production and delivery. In 2021, Nichole adopted responsibilities as ROBUST Programme Director overseeing the comprehensive redesign of the Bureau's ICT systems and observing network focused on addressing security, stability and resilience risks.
She has had over 20 years' experience in a diverse range of roles across several business and technology domains in the financial services, higher education, professional services, emergency services and government sectors.
Nichole has an outstanding track record of delivery in complex operating environments both in Australia and overseas. She has led a number of successful enterprise wide transformations that have resulted in significant uplifts in the Bureau's performance. She was appointed to the Board of Australia's Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) in 2019, and was appointed as the Australian National Focal Point to UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) in 2020. She is responsible for the operation of the Bureau's satellite ground station network, leading the effort to develop the Bureau's role in supporting Australia's space industry.
Nichole has a very strong people and customer orientation and is the Bureau's Gender Equality Champion.