About our board


Mr Nick Rigby

Nick has extensive experience in natural and cultural heritage management in a wide range of contexts and settings. He has a particular passion for working with communities living in highly sensitive natural and cultural environments to find innovative ways to support them in protecting, enhancing and sustainably benefiting from their environment.

Nick currently holds the position of Branch Manager, Environment & Culture with Blue Mountains City Council. He leads a multi-disciplinary team of 60 people delivering: heritage strategy and policy; Aboriginal community development; arts & cultural development; waste and resource recovery strategy and policy; sustainability and carbon abatement; waterways and water quality management; natural environment strategy, policy and compliance; protected area planning and on-ground management of Council’s 10,000 hectares of high value natural area, including 200 km of walking track and over 80 lookouts, including the iconic Echo Point precinct; and emergency management planning for the City, including design and delivery of Council’s bushfire mitigation program.

Nick’s previous professional experience has included:

  • Chief Executive Officer Lord Howe Island Board
  • Director of Wildlife Management Queensland
  • Regional Manager NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
  • Operations Manager NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
  • Manager, Cape Byron Headland Reserve Trust Board