Nick Dean is a former Vice President of the APC Board and has been a Board member since 1996.

Nick’s commitment to sport for people with a disability grew from his background as a ski instructor in Thredbo. Since then he has developed an interest in elite competition and participation for all athletes with a disability. This has had practical application in his appointment to successive winter Paralympic Teams since 1992 and to the Athens 2004 Team. Nick was a Deputy Chef de Mission of the 2008 and 2010 Paralympic Team.

Nick was awarded the Australian Sports Medal in 2000, and is a past President of DWA (Disabled WinterSport Australia). Nick was awarded the APC’s highest honour, the Paralympic Medal in 2005 for his commitment to sport for people with a disability.

Nick lives and works in Adelaide as Colliers International’s consultant to the Australian Wine Industry; a role which complements the Dean family’s business as a major supplier of grapes to Petaluma Wines (Lion Nathan Ltd)