Nic Frances Gilley
An engaging, inspiring and insightful communicator Nic Frances Gilley MBE world-renowned social entrepreneur and speaker consults to organisations helping them find their place in a rapidly changing global market place. Nic Frances Gilley first...
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Nic Frances Gilley travels from VIC, Australia
Fee Range: $5001 to $10000
Fee Range: $5001 to $10000
Nic Frances Gilley's BiographyAn engaging, inspiring and insightful communicator Nic Frances Gilley MBE world-renowned social entrepreneur and speaker consults to organisations helping them find their place in a rapidly changing global market place. Nic Frances Gilley first worked in the corporate world of hospitality and stock broking. At the height of the 1980’s boom Nic left London for Liverpool where he started the Furniture Resource Centre. Nic went onto build the Furniture Resource Centre into the UK’s leading social enterprise. His work to provide assistance and employment opportunities to vulnerable people was acknowledged by being awarded the MBE.
Nic Frances Gilley was ordained as an Anglican priest in 1996. In 1998, Nic emigrated from the UK to Australia where he was the CEO of the Brotherhood of St Laurence to 2004. His work at the Brotherhood earned him an Australian Centenary Medal.
In 2004 Nic founded and led for-profit environmental and social purpose businesses Easy Being Green and Cool nrg International. These businesses have worked with Governments, the World Bank, UNFCCC, global financial institutions and some of Europe’s leading companies to develop and deliver grounding breaking climate and antipoverty programs globally – delivering over 40 million energy saving light bulbs to households, saving over US$825 million in energy costs and cutting 10 million tonnes of CO2. Cool nrg International established the world’s first Clean Development Mechanism Program of Activities approved by the UN.
Nic is currently working with and advising a range of start ups in IT and the arts and is the angel funder and strategic advisor to oursay.org.
Nic is a frequent speaker on prestigious international platforms and is one of the first 30 social entrepreneurs selected to join the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship. Nic is now a communicator, author and consults to organisations helping them to change, lead and find their place strategically and culturally in a rapidly changing global market place.
Whether as a keynote speaker, master of ceremonies or Chair – Nic’s ability to engage, challenge and inspire audiences is renowned. Nic’s keynotes are adapted to the theme and needs of your event. Nic’s clients typically choose from one of these themes:
Speaking Topics IncludeSocial enterprise and value centered economics
Nic shows governments, councils, businesses and the community sector how to engage with markets to achieve real profit, social and environmental outcomes. Nic provides practical examples of how to make profit and delivery social and environment good from his experiences as a world leading social entrepreneur.
Nic has been a hotelier, stockbroker, ice cream maker, butler, singing telegram, priest, TV presenter, international aid worker, carbon market entrepreneur and management consultant.
Nic describes it as a spiritual roller coaster to find integrity, purpose and love. Laugh, cry and be inspired – it’s a great story.