Nicholas Haddad

Nicholas Haddad

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Nicholas leads Nous Venture Services, bringing many years of industry experience specialising in innovative digital technology. He has extensive senior management experience, and has founded several pioneering technology companies and built them into successful global enterprises. Today Nicholas uses his knowledge and experience to encourage entrepreneurship and support the creation of start-up ventures using best practices.

Influential work

  • Executive director of a company that developed a smartphone app using augmented reality to bring print media to life with real-time interactive three-dimensional video overlays
  • Co-founded a Silicon Valley start-up that pioneered the design of web-based business process automation systems that formed the basis of Google Docs
  • Founded the first Australian company to create and run an online trading floor for telecommunications capacity
  • Led the team of project managers, technicians and engineers responsible for building Vodafone‚Äôs mobile network in Australia.

Outside of Nous

Nicholas has had several board positions on not-for-profit arts organisations; including the National Council of Opera Australia, Melbourne International Film Festival and Melbourne International Jazz Festival. He is currently a member of the Board of Governors at the Arts Centre Melbourne and holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Honours) from Melbourne University.

In his spare time...

Nicholas studied classical piano under Roy Shepherd OBE, swims for his health and loves skiing in New Zealand.