McKinnon Prize 2022 Shortlisting Committee

Nicholas Reece

Nicholas Reece is Principal Fellow with the Melbourne School of Government, and Director of Strategy, Enterprise, and Projects in Chancellery at the University of Melbourne. Nick has considerable experience in policy making and politics in government having worked for Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Victorian Premiers Steve Bracks and John Brumby. Key roles during this period include Deputy Chief of Staff, Head of Policy, and Director of Strategy. He has also served as Secretary and Campaign Director of the ALP in Victoria.

Nick currently serves as a Councillor for the City of Melbourne where he is the Chair of the Planning portfolio and Deputy Chair of Major Projects. Nick is a host and commentator on Sky News and is also a regular columnist with The Age, The Guardian and Herald Sun.

Nick is an original Mo Bro and director of the global men’s health movement Movember which has raised over $1 billion for prostate cancer and men’s suicide prevention. For over a decade Nick served as a director of the street newspaper The Big Issue, Australia’s most successful social enterprise.