Nicky was a Civil Servant until 2013, including within the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, No 10 and the Home Office.

She is now Director of Strategy for Sporting Assets, a social enterprise which works with communities to use sport for wider social benefit such as improved employment, health and education impact. She is on the Board of UK Sport and chairs their major events panel. She is a Trustee of the Rees Care Leavers Foundation.

Nicky was Chief Executive of TdFHUB2014ltd, leading the co-ordination of the first three days of the 2014 Tour de France, which took place in the UK with 4.8 million spectators lining the route and yielding £128 million economic benefit.   In 2007, Nicky became Director of Operations, Government Olympic Executive. Alongside being one of the leaders on the logistical delivery of the Games, as a member of the senior leadership team Nicky also helped ensure that the budget of £9.3bn was managed and outcomes were on time and to quality. 

Nicky was awarded a CBE for services to the staging of the London 2012 Games. She is a keen horse rider and athletics fan.