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David Rattigan

Chief Financial Officer / Board Member

Money man, father of four with the (apparently) cheesy smile!

As a father and husband myself, family is very important to me, so I’m proud as punch to be part of the one Nichols has built! Having worked in fast-moving consumer goods for most of my career, I feel very much at home at Nichols, and I’m grateful to have played some part in helping the company adapt to everything that’s been thrown its way since I joined in February 2020.

What has been your experience working as part of Nichols / what makes it different/unique? My vision for Nichols’s future

Nichols has delivered tremendous shareholder value over many years and provided great returns for all of its stakeholders. My aim is for Nichols to continue to be financially robust while achieving sustainable growth across an increasingly global platform. I want its refreshingly different culture to continue to make life taste better for all.

What has been your experience working as part of Nichols / what makes it different/unique?

I love how we celebrate differences. I think this is a winning mindset and plays to something I’ve always strongly valued myself. Seeing the difference in people is something that is very special and opens the door for individuals to have the confidence to achieve their dreams and full potential. 2020 has been uniquely challenging but I’ve seen across our business a resilience and an ability to adapt that gives me great confidence for the future.

Nichols beverage of choice

Chilled Vimto Fizzy, Zero. No hesitation!


I’m a football fan and Liverpool F.C. season ticket holder (YNWA!). I’ve always loved sailing and walking and will take any opportunity to explore the great outdoors, though I’m just as likely to be found inside enjoying a good book by the fire! I’m married to my best friend Debbie and we have four talented boys who I’m very proud of.

Life before Nichols:

Previously held senior financial and management positions at McBride PLC, Premier Foods, and United Biscuits. I started my career with ICI in Runcorn.

First-ever job:

Helping my dad deliver bundles of the Liverpool Daily Post and Echo from the back of his van!