Nicholas Thompson BSc(Hons) MBA ACMA
Chief Executive Officer
Nicholas is Aukett Swanke’s CEO and has over 30 years of experience in the property and consulting sector having originally joined Fitzroy Robinson as its Finance Director in 1994.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from City University and currently sits on the Cass MBA Advisory Board. He is also a qualified accountant and has a degree from Bath University. In 2015 he became a non-executive director of the Wren Insurance Association Limited, a mutual insurer for architectural practices, which is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
At Aukett Swanke Nicholas is responsible for the Group’s strategic growth plans and has wide experience in this area. During his career he led the finance team of Bernard Thorpe, a major UK surveying practice, to create what later became DTZ in 1993; and, followed this with a reverse takeover of Aukett Group Plc by Fitzroy Robinson Limited in 2005. In 2013 he led the negotiations to acquire Swanke Hayden Connell Europe and established a new international brand: Aukett Swanke; and, followed this in 2015 with the acquisition of a controlling interest in John R Harris & Partners based in the Gulf region in order to capitalise on our presence in the Middle East.