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Nick Hines is the second son of the business founder and Executive Chairman, Geoff Hines. After completing senior high school at Brisbane Grammar in 1985, and gaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Economics from the University of Queensland, he commenced his career as a retail store manager before joining Mars Incorporated, a leading multinational FMCG business, as a Sales Manager. He progressed through various state and national sales roles, where his last position was National Business Manager, based at Mars’ head office in Ballarat, Victoria.
Following the birth of his first child, he left Mars to move his new family back to Queensland, and in 1998 he joined Brosnan Golf Australia as National Sales & Marketing Manager. In 2000 he accepted an opportunity to be the Director of Sales & Marketing with the iconic Australian clothing company Driza-Bone, where he engineered a cultural change and market re-positioning from an oilskin manufacturer to a lifestyle apparel brand.
In 2006, following the purchase of Driza-Bone by new owners, Nick pursued a career change in Human Resources Consulting and Executive Search and Selection. He has since gained significant experience recruiting senior executives, professionals and key personnel across a variety of industries and position types, as well as providing strategic HR and management consulting services. As a Director of HMC he is dedicated to adding value to organisations seeking best fit for critical roles, or requiring independent strategic HR services. He is a Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute (MAHRI) where he is studying a Professional Diploma of Human Resources.
Married with three children, Nick loves music, plays guitar and enjoys a variety of sports including golf, rugby, cricket and tennis. He is also a rugby coach at Ashgrove GPS in the Brisbane Junior Rugby Union.