Nigel Dews

2010 College Recipient, College of Science and Engineering

Mr Nigel Dews is currently CEO of Melbourne-based MessageMedia Group, a fast growing messaging technology business with over 24,000 customers in Australia, NZ, USA and UK, a position he moved to in 2017. He was formally a Director of Port Jackson Partners, a leading boutique Australian strategy consulting firm.  Nigel served clients in property, financial and business services, telecommunications, electricity, technology  and agri-business in Australia, NZ and the UK.

Until July 2013, he was the Senior Advisor, Telecommunications for Hong Kong based Hutchison Whampoa, and prior to that, Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Hutchison Australia, after being Chief Executive of Australia’s first 3G telecommunications operator, 3 Mobile. Prior roles included manager with global management consultants McKinsey  & Company in Sydney, New York and London and a graduate Research Economist at the Reserve Bank of Australia.

Nigel was a student at James Cook University between 1981 and 1984, gaining a Bachelor of Economics with Honours Class 1 and a University Medal. He also has a Masters of Business Administration (with Distinction) from London Business School (1990).

Updated February 2018