Episode 52 – Nicki Allitt

Inspiring Women Leaders

Episode 52 – Nicki Allitt

May 22, 2024

Episode 52 – Nicki Allitt

Nicki Allitt is an accomplished strategic Communications Executive with over 29 years of experience providing strategic counsel to C-suite executives and influencing business strategy across diverse global industries.

For the last three years, Nicki has been Vice President of Group Communications at ISS – a leading workplace experience and facility management company, employing 350,000+ people globally with its headquarters in Denmark.

Previously, she served as Global Head of Communications for 10+ years at Syngenta Group – a leading agribusiness organisation, that brings greater food security in an environmentally sustainable way to an increasingly populous world.

Prior to that, she has also held global communication roles at Shell International in the Netherlands, Jumeirah Group in the United Arab Emirates, and the Seven Television Network in Australia.

Nicki holds Australian and French nationalities and has lived and worked in six different countries.

Nicki is also a Board Director of the Asherah Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting women seeking a second chance through higher education scholarships, to create change within their communities and advance gender and social equality. She is also an Advisory Council Member of the Diversity Economic Institute in the UK, and an Advisory Board member for Ellect, based in Australia, which aims to have 100,000 women leaders ready for leadership and Board roles in the next few years.

Nicki holds a Bachelor of Arts and Commerce with a double major in Criminal Justice and Politics from Griffith University, Australia.  She has also studied Journalism through the National Council for the Training of Journalists, United Kingdom, and holds a Diploma in Executive Coaching from the Academy of Executive Coaching, United Kingdom. In 2023, she completed the Executive Women in Leadership programme at Cornell University, USA.

In this episode, Nicki and I chatted about:

  • Her leadership roles 
  • Her leadership style 
  • Her leadership journey 
  • The leaders that helped her rise 
  • The challenges she faced on her journey 
  • How she navigated those challenges 
  • How she thinks you can become a strong and kind leader 
  • Her ‘take home’ leadership messages for the listeners, and 
  • What she is currently excited to be working on.


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