12 February 2024, 18:30 – 20:30

PaTHways Event: ‘Nicholson Careers Evening 2024’

Composite image of Nicholson Careers Evening panellists
  • LocationGraham Storey Room, Trinity Hall
  • Booking closing dateMonday, 29 January 2024 23:00pm
  • Event typePanel discussion followed by a standing drinks and nibbles reception

We’d like to invite you to a very special evening where Trinity Hall alumni in the areas of entrepreneurship, equity trading, finance, music production and public relations will talk about their professional paths. The panel discussion will be followed by a standing drinks reception with nibbles in the Graham Storey Room, where you will have the chance to chat with the panellists. These interactions have resulted in successful connections in previous years.

The PaTHways Event: ‘Nicholson Careers Evening 2024’ is free of charge and has no dress code. Please join us in the Graham Storey Room from 18:25, ready for a prompt 18:30 (GMT) start. Book now and save your space.

This yearly event is made possible by a generous donation of the Nicholson Family.

Jeremy Davies

Jeremy Davies (1995, Natural Sciences) - Entrepreneurship & Finance

Having tried a life in science, as a marine biologist during his year out, Jeremy decided he was not well-suited to lab life. At the end of his second year Jeremy did a summer internship at Deutsche Bank. Upon leaving Trinity Hall, Jeremy began his career in Asset Management. Jeremy has worked in financial services for over 25 years, 16 of which were on the buy side in both public and private markets and as an award-winning hedge fund manager. Jeremy finished his buy side career as Head of Global Special Situations at multi-strategy hedge fund CQS. After leaving in 2014 Jeremy founded a fintech business which he and the team built to be the leader in its field before selling it in 2019. Jeremy continued his entrepreneurial endeavours for a couple of years working with a number of startup companies and as a non-exec director. Jeremy is currently Chief Operating Officer of a small merchant bank which has corporate finance, wealth and asset management functions.

Nick Laux

Nick Laux (2004, Engineering) - Equity trading

Nick started working for Goldman Sachs in London in the summer of 2008. He had spent 10 weeks in the prior year at the firm on the summer internship program, receiving an offer to join their Equity Options Trading Desk. He traded single stock equity options for 10 years at GS, getting promoted to Managing Director late 2017. After running the team of 6 traders for one year, he moved to Morgan Stanley in a similar role. Since January 2020 he ran all equity trading for MS within the EMEA region. Earlier this year he joined Bank of America as International Head of Equity Trading based in London.

Ian Masterson

Ian Masterson (1993, Social & Political Sciences) - Music production

Ian has worked as a composer, songwriter and producer for over 20 years. For television, Ian has scored many hit comedy series, including Absolutely Fabulous and Beautiful People. He has also scored over 30 documentaries for BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky, Panorama and Hansa Studios: By The Wall. He is currently the music producer on BBC Strictly Come Dancing. Ian scored the opening film for the Paralympics Opening Ceremony in 2012 and has worked extensively in live event and concert production. He was music producer for The Coronation 60th Anniversary Concerts at Buckingham Palace in 2013, which was broadcast across the world by the BBC, and recently produced Bananarama’s hugely popular reunion tour. As a songwriter, producer or remixer, he has worked with a huge variety of chart-topping acts, including Pet Shop Boys, Paul Oakenfold, Bananarama, Dannii Minogue, Kylie Minogue, Sophie-Ellis Bextor, Girls Aloud, Geri Halliwell, Belinda Carlisle and Saint Etienne.

Julia Tilley

Julia Tilley (2006, History) - Financial PR

Julia graduated from Trinity Hall in 2009 with a II.i in History. She worked for eight years as a commodity market analyst at firms such as the FTSE-250 listed shipbroker Clarksons and Euromoney, before moving into financial PR, first for mining companies, and for the past four years within financial services and litigation at Camarco, part of the broader public and corporate affairs agency APCO Worldwide. She advises clients such as Pershing Square Holdings, Rathbones, Bain Capital and Elliott Advisors on financial PR, activist campaigns and litigation communications.

Liz Simmonds

Liz Simmonds (1998, Natural Sciences) - Research culture

Liz is the Head of Research Culture at the University of Cambridge, responsible for driving the research culture agenda across the institution. She supports the Research Culture Steering Committee in setting the strategy and establishing the priorities for research culture. She manages the Action Research on Research Culture project, and chairs the Research Culture Operational Group, to ensure the delivery of a range of activities that support an improved research culture at Cambridge. She also works with universities, funders and other stakeholders nationally and internationally to help build a collaborative approach to tackling research culture across the HE sector. Liz has worked at the University of Cambridge for 15 years, primarily in roles supporting early career researchers. She co-established the University’s first Careers Service for Postdocs in 2007, offering individual support for researchers facing some of the biggest challenges in research culture. She then moved to Assistant Head of the Postdoc Academy in 2019, where she led the development of the University’s broader research culture agenda, including the first institutional action plan. Prior to joining the University she held various roles in science communication and policy.

Please let us know in advance in case you book but can’t make it to the event, since it is important that we avoid food wastage.

You will receive an email reminder by 3.30pm on Monday 12 February 2024.


If you have any queries, please contact Oleno on careers@trinhall.cam.ac.uk.