By profession, Niki is a web developer/programmer and marketing specialist, running her own consultancy since 2001, which helps start-ups and small and medium-sized businesses.
Niki has been a member of the CWO Executive for 13 years, originally co-opted under the Chairmanship of Baroness Hodgson CBE in 2005, followed by 3 years as a National Deputy to Pauline Lucas MBE. Niki was National Chairman for 4 years (2011-2012 and 2013-16) and has been CWO President since 2016.
During that time, Niki’s “behind the scenes” work has included creating 4 different versions of the CWO website, programming an expansive secure CWO intranet, re-writing the CWO Constitution and creating an Executive Manual (a “how-to” guide for national and regional officers). She remains a CWO Development trainer for social media and online campaigning and has been the National Treasurer since 2013. Niki has taken on the role as the CWO’s Data Protection Officer, helping to bring in the changes required by the new GDPR laws.
Outside of her CWO administrative work, Niki continues to have excellent relationships with all the major NGOs, is a promoter of WaterAid’s outstanding works and speaks at schools to encourage girls to take STEM subjects. She has recently set up the Boat CO Safe campaign to get the law changed to require all boats in UK waterways to be fitted with a Carbon Monoxide alarm.
Niki was awarded an MBE in the New Years’ Honours 2017.
2016 - Current National President, Treasurer and CWO Data Protection Officer
2013 - 2016: National CWO Chairman
2011 - 2012: National CWO Chairman
2008 - 2011: National Deputy Chairman
2006 - 2008: CWO Co-option
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