Nicholas is the co-founder & Partner of WOW Media Communications Group, a digital brand and communications consultancy based in London and Dubai. With a strong working knowledge and proven experience in the Middle East, Nicholas spearheaded the editorial and commercial strategy for the launch of a 24X7 satellite TV Channel and is the former Managing Director of Elaph Publishing, one of the largest and respected online daily newspapers in the Arab world.
Nicholas is also an EMMY Award-Winning Producer / Director with an extensive track-record and credits as an Executive Producer, Director and Producer with the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, National Geographic, Discovery, A&E Network & Disney, among many others.
His film Apartheid’s Assassins, made for Channel 4, was the first documentary to expose South Africa’s infamous death squads and won the Grand Trophy and Gold medal at the New York International Film Festival. Prior to this, his South African visa exemption was withdrawn following the BBC broadcast of his film Suffer the Children, an expose on the detention and torture of children. Other films in South Africa include the BBC1 exclusive 60-minute documentary made for BBC1, Winnie Mandela & the Missing Witness, which was also shown simultaneously on SABC TV in South Africa.
Among Nicholas’s other ground-breaking Television documentaries are the Emmy award-winning film Cry Ethiopia Cry (aka Seeds of Despair), the first documentary on the Ethiopian famine – and winner of the coveted George Foster Peabody Award. This documentary was also noted for its outstanding analysis of a single story. Linda McCartney Behind The Lens – made for the BBC and winner of the Cable Ace Award for International Cultural Performing Arts/Theatrical Music Special and The Rhythm Of Life – presented by the Beatles Producer, George Martin. This unique 3 x 1 hour music series featured an all star cast including Sir Paul McCartney, Noel Gallagher, Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Bobby McFerrin, the Bee Gees, Mark Knopfler, Brian May and a host of other international artists. The Forbidden Journey, an epic story on the life of the explorer Richard Burton and narrated by Kenneth Branagh. Edward Goldsmith, The Green Revolutionary and Sharkwatch with David Hasselhoff
Nicholas was the founder of The Underwater Channel, which was bought by Babelgum – an Italian owned free to air internet television platform supported by advertising.
Nicholas is the author of Patients, Patents and Pills – One Man’s Crusade, a biography now available on Amazon.
He is a Fellow of The Royal Geographical Society and, together with the late Mark Shand,
a Founding Trustee of the London based Charity, Elephant Family