Nicola Bates

External Affairs Director
(Maternity leave)

Nicola is the Director of External Affairs for the Portman Group since 2018.

Prior to this she was a board director of Ellwood Atfield, and has previously worked amongst others for MHP Communications and the Institution of Civil Engineers. She stood in the 2010 General Election as a Parliamentary candidate in Sheffield Hallam and is an elected Governor of King’s College Hospital Trust. Nicola relaunched the Women in Communications Careers Network in 2017 a networking group for women leaders.