Few people in the Australian media could claim such a diverse and accomplished multi-media CV as Nick Place. At various stages of a 20-year career that started as a copyboy on Melbourne afternoon broadsheet The Herald, Nick has worked in senior editorial and writing positions within newspapers, magazines, television, radio and the internet. He has covered international sporting events, edited many publications, been a film reviewer, worked as head writer and producer on live-to-air commercial network television shows and sports coverage, and even been responsible for editorial development of The Age Online (for which he was nominated for a Walkley Award).
Known for his creativity, people skills, energy and ideas, Nick is involved in all areas of Media Giants; particularly new business, start-up projects and editorial and creative consultancies to existing and prospective clients.
Away from the Giants he has developed a reputation as a writer of fiction, for the page and screen. He has written an internationally recognised short film, as well as four published children's books, The Kazillion Wish, Thanks a Kazillion, The OK Team, and The OK Team 2: Better Than OK. He even once wrote a stage pantomime, Footy Castaways, which was performed to acclaim at the Last Laugh and, if nothing else, was unique in starring Eric Bana, Lisa McCune, Dipper, Peter Daicos and Tim Watson.
Nick is proud of his 1960s Mr Potato Head collection, his extensive knowledge of dodgy super heroes and the fact he was recently suspected of being a secret rock star. He denies that Fly, the labradoodle dog who acts as the Giants' office mascot, makes the important decisions. She only helps.