As non-executive director he led the privatisation of the National Basketball League in Australia and served as founding chairman until August 2015.
He was CEO and managing director of the Perth Wildcats and oversaw the club during its most successful era winning four national championships in eight years whilst posting consecutive profits. In 2011, the Wildcats moved from a 4,200 seat stadium to a 13,500 seat Arena which it regularly fills to capacity. It boasts the best attendances and television viewership in the country.
In 2015, he was instrumental in acquiring the Perth Lynx making them the first professional women’s team in Australia to employ their players as full-time athletes. Under new management, the team made its first post-season appearance since 2000 by qualifying for the Grand Final.
Prior to the Wildcats/Lynx, he practiced as a management consultant to public, private and non-profit organisations in Australia and the USA.
In 1991, he won Rolling Stone Magazine’s national writing award.
Nick Marvin studied Business and Computing at Monash University and has an MBA from RMIT University. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management (FAIM) a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Turnaround Management Association.
He has been married to Leigh for over 20 years; they have six children who are home-schooled. They attend daily mass at Victoria Park Catholic Church.
EFFORT BOOK »»
In 2015, Nick Marvin published his first children’s book – EFFORT
The illustrated story is about a young basketball player who overcomes a perceived lack of talent and athletic ability and becomes an unlikely hero through sheer effort and hard work.
More information or buy a copy here…
* Factor-7 Profit Generator
(Marvin, N. 1998) Institute of Scientific Advertising & Marketing.
* 21 Ways to Improve your Advertisements
(Marvin, N. 1999) Institute of Scientific Advertising & Marketing.
* Corporate Communications – A 21st Century Primer
(Fernandez, J., Marvin, N. et al) Sage Publications 2004.
* Globalisation – MYOB’s growth from bedroom to world stage
(Marvin, N.) 2001