John Nicolaou joined the ACIL Allen Consulting Perth office in August 2015 as a Director. John is highly respected across business and government at a state and federal level, with nearly 20 years of experience as an economist, policy leader and senior executive working at the Commonwealth and WA Treasuries and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA (CCIWA).
As Chief Economist at CCIWA for more than 10 years, John led the organisation to become a key source of economic intelligence. He developed WA surveys of business and consumer confidence, a leading index of WA economic activity, and forecasting model for the WA economy.
As a senior executive at CCIWA, John also led its policy development and advocacy, contributing to the debate on a range of business issues, including through the development of thought leadership papers on human capital, the federation, taxation reform, energy markets, productivity and infrastructure. In leading the development of key policy papers, John has represented CCIWA and its members to governments at a state and federal level, and presented to government inquiries, media and conferences and events.
John is a member of the Board of Brightwater Care Group, one of Western Australia’s largest providers of accommodation and care services for the elderly and people with a disability.
John holds a Bachelor of Economics with First Class Honours and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia and has been an Adjunct Professor at Curtin Business School. In recognition of his contribution to economics and the policy debate, John won a prestigious WA Business News 40under40 award in 2011.