As CEO of Community Industry Group, Nicky Sloan leads this regional peak body to support and advocate for the community services industry across South East NSW. Nicky is proud to lead a team which is committed to promoting social justice and reducing disadvantage by lobbying and advocating for the needs of the community services industry, and of vulnerable communities and individuals.

Nicky has extensive experience in governance and strategy, research and policy development, partnerships, advocacy and collaboration. She currently represents the community services industry on a number of advisory panels, reference groups, boards and consultative bodies.

As well as her experience in community services Nicky’s work history includes local government, marketing, banking and finance; and owning and running small businesses. She holds a degree in Community and Environment, and in Marketing from the University of Wollongong, with a Diploma in Project Management from the University of New England.

Nicky is keen to pursue social justice in regional development, and to ensure that economic development initiatives are inclusive and also support community and social development.