At the international level, 180 Degrees Consulting is led by the following team. To see the leaders of specific 180 Degrees branches, go to the relevant branch webpage.
Board of Directors
Nat WareFounder, CEO and Chairman
Dr. Nat Ware founded 180 Degrees Consulting in September 2007. As the Founder and CEO, Nat has grown 180 Degrees from nothing into the world’s largest consultancy for non-profits and social enterprises, with branches in 35 countries. He has been responsible for developing and executing the strategic objectives of 180 Degrees. Nat has a long-standing interest in developing business solutions to social problems. He is a Rhodes Scholar, a Forbes 30 Under 30 list maker, the Australian State Young Achiever of the Year, a Goldman Sachs Global Leader, a World University Public Speaking Grand Finalist, and a World Economic Forum Global Shaper. Nat initially completed a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) at the University of Sydney, where he was awarded the University Medal (top academic award) and Convocation Medal for Best All-Rounder (1st/40,000 students). He then completed an MBA and a Masters in Development Economics at Oxford University, where he was awarded the Saïd Prize for Top Oxford MBA Student and the Arthur Lewis Prize for Best Performance in Development Economics. In addition to leading 180 Degrees, Nat has worked as a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University, an economist at the Reserve Bank of Australia, as a World Vision Ambassador, as Executive Director of the Young Leaders Network, and has taught the postgraduate course ‘Innovation, Strategy and Global Business’. Nat has also completed a full Ironman triathlon, swum the English Channel to raise money for mental health initiatives, raised significant funds to rebuild a school in Mozambique and build an orphanage in Thailand, and has given three acclaimed TEDx talks on social impact that have been viewed over 800,000 times. Nat is also the only ever Two-Time Global Winner of the St Gallen Wings of Excellence Award (1st/920 contestants in 2017 and 1st/1300 contestants in 2018). Furthermore, he has invented both a new way to finance reskilling for disadvantaged individuals known as Tradeable Income-Based Securities (TIBS), and a new way of measuring social impact known as Discounted Expected Marginal Impact (DEMI). To connect with Nat on LinkedIn go to uk.linkedin.com/in/natware/ and on Twitter go to https://twitter.com/NatWare.
Edward MillerBoard Director
Edward has played an instrumental role in the growth and success of 180 Degrees since the beginning. His focus is on financial sustainability, operational efficiency, and global partnerships. He holds a Bachelors degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney, where he was the Deans Undergraduate Scholar for Economics and recipient the Eliot v Eliot Prize for his work in Industrial Relations Policy. Edward is a talented communicator, winning both the World Universities Debating Championship and the Australasian Universities Debating Championship in 2015, and serving as a speechwriter to senior Australian political and business figures over the course of 2013. He has a history of involvement in social enterprise, successfully negotiating a global training and sponsorship agreement with a top tier consultancy on behalf of 180 Degrees, and being awarded runner up in the international final of the Challenge Future Social Innovation Competition. He has a keen interest in public policy and development economics, which he was fortunate to apply as an analyst for the managing director of Australia’s largest and best performing Private Equity fund.
Mishka NikolasBoard Director and Chief Consulting Officer
Mishka has worked in numerous fields including tax consulting, marketing strategy, data analytics, business strategy and law. He loves both leadership and specialist roles and enjoys immersing himself in teams. Mishka has a Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Business Strategy, Economic Management and International Business) from UNSW, and a Masters of Business Law from the University of Sydney. Mishka was fortunate to take a year off from his career to work on the ground at various charities across South America, including permaculture farms, community enrichment/training centres, start-up schools and animal shelters. He is passionate about philanthropy and charitable organisations.
Global Leadership Team
Jessica DharmasiriChief Executive Officer
Jessica started her journey with 180 Degrees in 2014, and has held various branch leadership roles before becoming global Chief Growth Officer, and now leading the Global Leadership Team. Jessica currently works in management consulting, primarily focused on growth strategy and organisation design (enterprise agility). She also has experience in innovation & venture consulting and social enterprise. Jessica holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Renewable Energy) and Bachelor of Commerce (International Business) from UNSW Australia, including study abroad at King’s College London, the Technical University of Denmark and Copenhagen Business School.
Celine Hua-ChingDeputy Chief Executive Officer
Kim BranderChief Strategy Officer
Kim has been involved with 180 Degrees since 2016, first founding the Helsinki branch and later being a part of the Global Leadership Team. Kim is currently a Consultant with Ernst & Young in Helsinki, joining the firm in 2017 and focusing on Financial sector. He holds a Master of Science degree from Aalto University and degree in CEMS Global Management program. He is passionate about Innovation and Entrepreneurship, having volunteered for Slush (the focal point of European startups) for 4 years in a row in various roles.
Nick CharinosChief Business Development Officer
As a Director of Business Development, Nick is responsible for client applications coming to 180DC and for client acquisition to expand 180DC services worldwide. He has graduated with a BA in Economics from the University of Cambridge, and with an MSc in Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics. Having interned at two large consulting companies (Deloitte and KPMG), he ventured into the start-up and social enterprise scene, working for a Rocket Internet start-up and finishing 7th out of 25,000 teams in the Hult Prize Global Social Entrepreneurship competition. After working as a Project Manager for 180DC in Stockholm during his Masters, he pursued an exchange semester at Tsinghua University in Beijing, where he discovered a passion for diplomacy, working at the Greek Embassy in Beijing. Currently, Nick is working at the Permanent Mission of Greece to the United Nations in New York.
Matt ShaoChief Growth Officer
Taylor HawkinsChief People & Culture Officer
As a Director of Business Development for 180 Degrees Consulting, Taylor works to support the financial sustainability of the organisation through both outbound lead generation and revenue driven project development. With a background in Law and Communications, as well running several of her own businesses, Taylor is highly engaged in the entrepreneurial ecosystem and how bringing creative insights into the not-for-profit sector can accelerate social impact.