Nicholas Johnston

Chief Executive

As Chief Executive, Nicholas ensures that ECC focuses on members’ needs and balances long-term development goals whilst delivering on short-term priorities.


Nicholas brings 20 years’ experience of developing and delivering practical and successful strategies and business plans in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Before joining ECC he spent a number of years as Head of Strategy and Performance at RNIB, a £120m UK membership charity with 3,000 staff across 40 sites.


Nicholas has direct experience of many aspects of HR, having been a trained job evaluation assessor, chairing grievance hearings and disciplinary hearings and leading the change management and integration of planning and performance across two large merged charities.


Nicholas is a Non-Executive Director of a Scottish health board and Deputy Chair of a university students association.  In his spare time he gets worn out by his two young children, fails to find the time to play guitar, and is Vice-Chair of his local Community Council.

Contact Nicholas on  +44 (0)78 4334 9404 or at nicholas@ecc.ac.uk

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