Nicholas Reece is Principal Fellow with the Melbourne School of Government, and Director of Strategy, Policy and Projects at the University of Melbourne. Nick has considerable of experience in both politics and policy making at the highest levels of government including for Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Victorian Premiers Steve Bracks and John Brumby. Key roles during this period include Deputy Chief of Staff, Head of Policy, and Director of Strategy. He was also Secretary and Campaign Director of the Australian Labor Party in Victoria.
Nick currently serves as a Councillor for the City of Melbourne where he is the Chair of the Planning portfolio. Nick hosts a TV show, Politics HQ, on Sky News and is a specialist commentator for the network. He is also a regular columnist with the Herald Sun.
Nick is an original Mo Bro and director of the global men’s health movement Movember which has raised over $900 million for prostate cancer and men’s suicide prevention. For over a decade Nick served as a director of the street newspaper The Big Issue, Australia’s most successful social enterprise.