Prior to cofounding Origin, Nicholas was Head of Residual Oils at Gunvor SA, responsible for waste oils and off specification crude oil processing and trading, as well as niche gasoil and bitumen blending and break-bulk programs. Prior to Gunvor, Nicholas held commercial management positions at OW Bunker and NEOS Resources PLC, where he was responsible for the processing and trading of maritime and land-based waste oils. He holds an M.A. in Law from Cambridge University.