Nicholas Begakis AO DUniv(Flinders)
Nick has an engineering degree and 25 years experience in various manufacturing industries. He is Chairman and half owner (since 1990)
of a well known food company based in the northern suburbs of Adelaide, that manufactures, imports and exports.
His 35 year corporate governance career encompasses a variety of industries and sectors of the economy.
Nick’s involvements range from industry advocacy as a Director of Business SA, Canberra based Australian Chamber of Commerce and
Industry where he chaired the Trade and International Affairs Committee and the Australian Chamber Alliance.
Nick has been Chair of the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics, the Council for International Trade and Commerce (SA), a
Member of the Premier’s Food Council, Chair of Atmospheric Radar Systems Pty Ltd, Chair of the SA Enterprise Workshop and a Director of the
Industry Development Board (Horticulture).
He has also served as Deputy Chair of the Australia Day Council (SA), the AICD (SA), the Environment Protection Authority (SA), as Chair
of the Adelaide Central Market Authority, as Chair of Cashflow Manager and as Chair of Statewide Super (SA).
Nick has been involved with the Disability Information Resource Centre and as Chair of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital Foundation.
He has served on the Flinders University Council (three terms) where he chaired various industry partnership committees and served as
Chair of the New Venture Institute. Nick was named (in 2013) in the list of the 50 Most Influential South Australians.
He is currently Chair of Renew Adelaide and a Director of Carina Biotech.
In 2012, Nick was awarded Doctor of Flinders University (Honoris Causa) and in 2013, appointed an Officer of the Order of