Nick Sceats

About / Nick Sceats

Nick is a Director and co-founder of Catapult. Nick has held leadership positions throughout his professional life. He started his working life as a journalist and his first leadership role was at age 23 when he was appointed editor of a national weekly financial and business newspaper. Nick decided to stop reporting on business and began working in the business of marketing and communications. He won many marketing awards and at age 33 was appointed General Manager of the Wellington office of international advertising company Ogilvy. The following year, and under Nick’s leadership, the office was awarded best advertising agency of the year by the National Business Review.

He moved to the US and was appointed as a Vice President of marketing company Porter Novelli.  Nick returned to New Zealand in 1998 and established Catapult with Andrea Thompson.

Nick holds a bachelor of arts degree in history and politics from the University of Otago and a masters qualification in strategic leadership from Michigan State University. He has spent over 25 years designing and delivering scores of leadership programmes and helping teams and organisations set their strategic direction and lift their performance. Since 2023, Nick has shifted his focus and his primary role now is supporting Catapult consultants in their design and delivery of leadership programmes and consulting work.

Nick is keen on guitars, gardening, and reading. In summer he races his Zephyr dinghy at Worser Bay. Winter finds him battling away left midfield in Masters 6 soccer for the legendary University Bombers team.