Nick is the second son of the Founder of HMC, Geoff Hines. He joined HMC in 2008 and became Managing Director in 2015 following Geoff’s unexpected passing. Nick is focused on building on a great legacy by continuing to provide proven, professional and comprehensive search, selection and HR consulting services to HMC’s diverse clientele.
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, Nick commenced his career as a retail store manager with a major apparel chain before joining Mars Incorporated, a leading multinational FMCG business, as a Sales Manager in 1993.
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 Head of Sales & Marketing with the iconic Australian clothing company Driza-Bone, where he engineered a cultural change and market re-positioning from oilskin manufacturer to lifestyle brand over a six year period.
Following the purchase of Driza-Bone by new owners in 2006, Nick pursued a career change in Human Resources Consulting and Executive Search and Selection. He initially worked as a Consultant with Beilby Corporation before joining HMC in 2008.
Married with three children, Nick enjoys listening to music, playing guitar and watching a variety of sports including rugby, cricket, golf and tennis. He has also coached junior rugby at GPS, and junior cricket at Valley Cricket in Brisbane. He is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD), the Australian Institute of Management (AIMM) and the Australian Human Resources Institute (MAHRI).
Contact Nick: +61 (0)488 749 113