We're very excited to welcome Nick Ward into the EdSmart team. Let's get to know him better.

Nick Ward

As EdSmart continues to grow, we're pleased to be introducing Nick Ward as the latest addition to our team. Nick is taking up the role of Sales Manager, based in Sydney.

Nick comes to us from another area of tech, that being travel tech. He has worked in several roles over more than 25 years in the industry but, as we know, travel has fallen on tough times of late. He tells us that the more he sees of EdTech, the more parallels he draws with TravelTech, and hopefully that experience can bring a lot of fresh ideas from outside the sector.

Being the dad to an energetic six-year-old daughter means Nick is rapidly experiencing firsthand the ins & outs of school communities, and he is excited about what improvements he can help schools achieve through a partnership with EdSmart.

We asked Nick to complete our five-question test, and realised he is a bit of a surprise package when we looked at the answers...

1. If you were to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
Handsome, intelligent, humble.

2. What's your favourite colour and your favourite book?
Favourite colour is blue – the colour of the ocean and the sky, both full of possibility. My favourite book is currently David Attenborough’s A Life on Our Planet, although if I finish a book then it probably becomes my favourite until I read the next one.

3. On the weekend, you like to...
Go on a 5km ocean swim in a little frequented area of Sydney Harbour or behind the break on one of Sydney’s surf beaches.

4. What's your motto in life?
Don’t take yourself too seriously (note question 1).

5. If you could speak to yourself as a school student, what advice would you give?
Be yourself, be bold. It’s better to have tried and failed than to never have tried at all. Oh, and get a haircut – what was with that hair?

Want to chat with Nick?  Make a date in his calendar

Or you're welcome to email him directly: nick@edsmart.com