nic sutherland

strategy / design / projects​


Nic is a business administration professional, creative thinker and proven project manager.

First educated in design and landscape architecture; strong planning and time management capabilities led him into leadership and project management.  

He now has over 15-years’ experience in various commercial and public-office environments, and a masters-level business education to validate his experiences.

Nic comes ‘job ready’ with a comprehensive range of digital media and design tools, a track record in project management, strategic acumen, and a broad range of competency acquired from various perspectives.


Technical ManagerSwimEye, Stavanger, Norway, 2018/09 – 2019/08.

This role primarily focused on the development and implementation of holistic business and external-facing improvements, in the area of projects, operations and marketing/branding. Activities also included customer relationships, international project management, relationship development and all of the organisations marketing/digital media activities.

Project & Design ConsultantSwimEye, Stavanger, Norway, 2018/01 – 2018/08.

Project ManagerCitta Property Group, Hobart, Australia, 2013/06 – 2017/03.

Working as a client representative within a larger Parliament Square Hobart management team, Nic led the redevelopment of c1846. sandstone “heritage” buildings from a state-of-total-disrepair, towards full renovation and modification to become a luxury boutique hotel. The role included project control, cost control, design and development management, project management and stakeholder relationships.

Construction Technical OfficerGlenorchy Municipality, Hobart, Australia, 2013/02 – 2013/05.

Contracts, procurement and project management support to the Works Manager.

Landscape ArchitectInspiring Place, Hobart, Australia, 2012/09 – 2013/05.

Concept development, design and documentation of various urban design and landscape architecture projects including mixed-use development planning, sporting precincts, education campuses, playgrounds and streetscapes.  

At Inspiring Place Nic received some excellent professional and personal mentoring from Tasmanian icon, Jerry de Gryse.

Project Manager, Adelaide Civil, Adelaide, Australia, 2008/04 – 2012/07.

As a construction project manager, Nic led teams of employees and contractors through multiple complex construction projects at the same time. Through the implementation of sound project management principles and astute cost control, he had an excellent track record of on-time project deliver, profit and positive customer relationships.  

Here Nic was deeply involved in the redevelopment of internal quality, project and safety management systems. Which included training and mentoring colleagues, system auditing and administration of the system.

Landscape ArchitectSalisbury Municipality, Salisbury, Australia, 2005/07 – 2008/04.

In his first professional role, Nic gained experience in design development and execution of design project, including graphics, presentations, public speaking and communications.

Nic was responsible for the care and management of the city’s playgrounds and street tree plantings.  With these programmes he gained extensive experience in asset management, forward planning, budgeting and detailed design.


Master of Business AdministrationAustralian Institute of Business, 2017.

Bachelor of Landscape ArchitectureAdelaide University, 2006.

Bachelor of Design StudiesAdelaide University, 2004.

Diploma of Project ManagementThe Centre of People Development, 2007.

Certificate IV Work, Health & SafetyPlenty Training, 2014.

about me

Born in Adelaide, Australia in 1983 I am considered borderline Gen Y, with some hallmarks of Gen X. It is for this reason, I think I approach my work with control and consideration, but also creativity and flair.

Positive and outgoing, I am a master of time management and planning.  I love to work hard and I work best under pressure. I am fastidious about details and consistency of outputs. And I am obsessed with “chasing” excellence and improvement at every opportunity. 

I am an infectious, fun and valuable operator to have in the team. And I am always the first to put my hand up to lead the team, or to dig in and support my team mates when the chips are down.

I have a passion for the outdoors, sports, travel and photography.  In my free time, I also love mountain biking, surfing, snow, gaming, coffee, good food, music and keeping fit.