Economic Development Manager, Huntingdonshire District Council
Nykki leads the Economic Development team at Huntingdonshire District Council. Her 30 year career in the private and public sector encompasses companies at all stages from start-ups, global biotech, early stage tech through to regional and central government.
Nykki has worked in a number of sectors including electric vehicle, digital media, online B2C start-ups where she worked with Founders and CEOs to build the operational delivery of the company. Nykki has spent the last 15 years working in the Life Sciences sector for Amgen and then went on to lead the inward investment activity for Cambridge and then nationally for the Department for International Trade. She was the Chief Operating Officer of a government team catalysing global markets to deliver increased Foreign Direct Investment and has been involved in supporting hundreds of businesses with their UK market entry strategy.
Prior to joining HDC, Nykki worked in an R&D commercial surveying company supporting land owners from Universities, NHS Trusts and private holdings to bring forward commercial development in R&D intensive places and innovation districts, such as Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Citylabs Manchester and hospitals in London, Birmingham and Glasgow.