Nick Chism


Nick Chism was Chief Business Adviser at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) from May 2019 to February 2020.

Between June 2018 and May 2019 he was Director General, Enterprise at BEIS.

Nick was previously Global Chair of Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare at KPMG. As Deputy Head of Global Clients and Markets, he was also responsible for KPMG’s sectors programme.

Throughout his career, Nick has promoted better collaboration between the public and private sectors around the world. His professional background is in corporate finance. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, and an Associate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Previous roles in government

  • Chief Business Adviser
  • Director General, Enterprise, BEIS