Nick Hockley

Nick has over 12 years’ major event experience having held senior roles with the organising committees of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG).

At LOCOG, Nick was Head of Commercial Negotiations, where he and his team spent 6 years developing and delivering the London 2012 commercial program, comprising 44 sponsors and contributing approximately $1.2 billion or one-third of the Games budget.

At ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, Nick’s role was General Manager, Commercial & Marketing, where he was primarily responsible for marketing, ticketing and hospitality, helping drive total attendance at the tournament of over 1 million fans.

In his current role as CEO of the ICC T20 World Cup 2020, Nick oversees a dedicated local organising committee responsible for coordinating all aspects of standalone Women’s and Men’s T20 World Cups, including marketing, ticketing, hospitality, logistics, cricket operations, volunteering and security.

We asked Nick a few questions about friendship and below are his responses:

What’s your favourite childhood memory with friends?

Riding my BMX around the local neighbourhood (Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK) with the Joseph twins. We probably didn’t travel more than 2km from home, but at the time we were on the biggest adventure of our lives! As we grew up, we skied and holidayed together, so the adventures never stopped.

What 3 words would a friend use to describe you?

Considerate, loyal, excitable. (and never wanting to miss out!)

In what ways do friends add value to your life?

They keep me grounded, remind me of the important things in life and are a non-judgmental source of support and advice.

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