Nick Tomlinson

Nick Tomlinson

Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Dentsu International

Nick Tomlinson is the global Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer of dentsu International, one of the world’s leading advertising groups, from 2022.

For more than 10 years, Nick was General Counsel, Asia Pacific of dentsu International and last year he took on the challenge of leading the global Ethics and Compliance function for Dentsu, in addition to leading the Asia Pacific legal and compliance team from the regional headquarters in Singapore.

Prior to working for Dentsu, Nick was General Counsel and Director of Corporate Development for Reach, a global telecommunications joint venture in Hong Kong between Hong Kong’s PCCW and Australia’s Telstra.

In total, Nick has been working in Asia for more than 20 years. Nick is a New Zealander who started his legal career at Bell Gully, New Zealand’s largest law firm, before joining Vodafone in New Zealand as in-house counsel, prior to moving to Hong Kong.

Nick obtained his degree in law at Otago University, New Zealand and completed a post-graduate dissertation in Advanced Competition Law at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand where he was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.

Nick is also a registered member of the Iwi Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki (Ngāi Tai) - the original Iwi of Tāmaki Makaurau and the Hauraki Gulf whose marae is located at Maraetai, near Auckland.