Nigel Ward

Nigel Ward

CEO & Director, Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors

Nigel Ward is one of Australia’s leading advocates and practitioners in employee and industrial relations with more than 30 years of strategic business planning experience.

Most recently Nigel has represented ACCI in supporting the introduction of streamlined COVID-19 response measures into 99 modern awards and has been at the forefront of unprecedented employer-union negotiations leading to urgent consent variation of Hospitality, Restaurant, Clerical, and Vehicle Manufacturing/Repair/Retail Awards by the FWC in response to COVID-19 pandemic.

In his capacity as the leading employer industrial advocate, Nigel appears regularly before the Fair Work Commission in major industry cases for the peak employer association, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and other major employer organisations.

As one of Australia’s leading enterprise bargaining advocates and practitioners, Nigel has been at the forefront of modern negotiations since the late 1980s.