Nicole Newman is a fundraising consultant specialising in culture and education. Prior to becoming a consultant Nicole worked for several major arts organisations including as Development Director/Capital Project Director at English National Ballet, Development Director at English National Opera, and Development Director at Somerset House Trust. She also led the corporate fundraising at the V&A, and before that at Tate around the opening of Tate Modern, where she established many of the commercial partnership models that still exist today. She is co-founder of the international CultureBusiness conference with Agenda Communications in Paris and regularly runs training programmes in the UK and internationally. She lives in London and is a Trustee of the Gate Theatre in Notting Hill and the immersive theatre company, Punchdrunk.