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Meet our Chief Executive

Chief Executive Nikki Lawrence

Our Chief Executive

Nikki Lawrence is a qualified accountant (ACMA) and joined Careers Wales in 2004. Prior to this, Nikki worked in the NHS and manufacturing and construction industries in senior positions. She has over 20 years’ experience in both private and public sectors. 

At Careers Wales, Nikki has overseen corporate functions including finance, HR, IT, quality and planning. She was also the interim Chief Executive for 15 months before being permanently appointed to the role in September 2019.

As Chief Executive, Nikki is prioritising the final chapter of the Changing Lives strategy. She is focussed on leading Careers Wales to meet the needs of the changing economy.

Working in partnership, Nikki is keen to take Careers Wales forward as a customer-focussed, all-age careers information, advice and guidance service for Wales.

Nikki lives in north Wales and is a keen fell runner who has taken part in both mountain and road marathons.