Nicholas Dawes is Chief Editorial and Content Officer of the Hindustan Times. He was previously the editor in chief of the Mail & Guardian newspaper, where he was also previously an associate editor. He has been a political columnist and business editor at ThisDay, managing director at Maverick Interface Design, and news and finance editor at World Online. He was born in Cape Town and finished his schooling in Canada. He studied science and later English literature at the University of Cape Town before attending graduate school in the United States on a Fulbright Scholarship. Nic is married to Aurelia Driver, and has two young children, Hannah and Alexander. He lives in Parkview, Johannesburg. He is a Fellow of the seventh class of the Africa Leadership Initiative-South Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.