Nicola Hain – Founder of The Key Club International. In 2010, the then UK Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, recognised Nicola as one of 24 leading women in business.
After qualifying as a tax lawyer in 2006 with leading City law firm, Charles Russell LLP, Nicola moved to the London office of Ernst & Young becoming the youngest senior executive, and one of only 30, to be appointed to Ernst & Young's Accelerated Leadership programme in 2008. Recognising the need to bring together game changing new leaders, entrepreneurs and intrepreneurs, to build a collaborative community of peers, she left Ernst & Young in 2009 to found The Key Club International. The Key Club International partners with C-level executives and Global HR officers of the world’s most influential organisations to identify its intrapreneur members, and with the VC and investment community to identify its game changing entrepreneur members. Nicola consulted to Lord Davies, former Minister for Trade, Investment and Small Business, on digital entrepreneurship and was a key contributor to Lord Davies report on Women on Boards, published in 2011.