Nick Marvin


Nick Marvin MBA CMC MIMC FAIM MAICD is a management consultant and non-executive director with over 20 years experience across public, private and non-profit organisations in Australia and the USA.

Sectors include: Medical and Information Technology; Environmental Consulting and Engineering; Telecommunications; Vocational Education; Indigenous and Sport.

Over the last 12 years he has worked closely with two of Western Australia’s most successful entrepreneurs – Jack Bendat and Andrew Forrest – establishing a proven track record of performance.

Areas of specialty include: Performing Teams, People & Culture, Mergers & Acquisitions and Turn-around Management.

Nick Marvin is a Fellow of The Australian Institute of Management, a Certified Management Consultant and has an MBA from RMIT University.

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Effort Book


Listed in the 100 Most Influential West Australians.

1991 – Won Rolling Stone Magazine’s national writing award.

Nick has been married to Leigh for 23 years; they have six children who are home-schooled and one grandson. They attend daily mass at Victoria Park Catholic Church.


→ Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management (FAIM)
→ Full Member of the Australian Institute of Management Consultants
→ Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
→ Member of the Turnaround Management Association.

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Sports Management

Served as chairman, managing director or CEO for some of Australia’s leading sporting icons.


As non-executive director, led the privatisation of the National Basketball League in Australia and served as founding chairman until August 2015. Oversaw the re-negotiation of the league’s broadcast rights agreement with Network 10, provided corporate and management guidance assistance to NBL franchise clubs and the sale of the Illawarra Hawks licence.


Appointed CEO and managing director of the Perth Wildcats in 2009. Turnaround of the organisation from sustained losses and almost a decade without a championship to 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.

CEO World Series Rugby and Western Force.

Appointed by Andrew Forrest to lead the establishment of a new Asia-Pacific Rugby Competition and the resurrection of the Western Force Rugby team in Western Australia in 2018.

In it’s inaugural year WSR has presented a new style of rugby with unprecedented match-day entertainment attracting the highest attendances for the sport in the country and free-to-air terrestrial and digital broadcasts.


Pioneered the acquisition of 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.

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…


AIM Nick Marvin
• 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
Research Paper