Ed Nicholls

Ed Nicholls

Partner, Risk Advisory Services

Automotive | Financial Services | Government & Public Sector | Healthcare | Natural Resources | Technology, Media & Telecommunications | Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure

Risk Advisory Services


Ed has more than 15 years’ experience in technology risk advisory and assurance, working with several global organisations and top Australian ASX 100 clients.

Ed has considerable knowledge identifying practical and cost-effective IT improvements for key industries, including retail, financial services, telecommunications and health to name just a few, as well as mitigating processes and controls to address the increasing volume and changing landscape of IT risks.

Ed is passionate about assisting his clients develop their understanding of best-practice risk and controls, and improving their maturity and resilience of IT environments.


  • Data migration
  • Cyber security
  • Digital risk
  • IT resilience
  • Financial IT audit
  • SOC reporting
  • System implementation and data quality control reviews


  • Natural Resources
  • Retail
  • Technology, Media & Entertainment, & Telecommunications
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • Government & Public Sector
  • Automotive
  • Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure


  • Executive – Master of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Information Systems
  • Graduate Certificate of Chartered Accounting


  • Member, CAANZ

I am delighted to be a Partner at BDO and support clients with their Technology Risk and IT Assurance needs. BDO is passionate about fostering a post-Covid-19 culture where work-life balance is a priority. To me, this is the most effective way of maintaining a happy and healthy work environment and establishes long-term continuity for supporting our clients.