About us Our people Nick Johnson Nick Johnson Nick joined the Board in 2010 and was Treasurer between 2011-2017. He has been the Executive Director of the British Educational Research Association (BERA) since April 2012. He has a considerable background of leadership and strategic direction in organisations concerned with public policy. Between 2004-07, he was the Director of Policy and Public Sector for the Commission for Racial Equality. He subsequently started his own consultancy working across public policy and research and worked, amongst others, with Chatham House, the Barrow Cadbury Trust, the Institute of Community Cohesion and the Local Government Association. Nick is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts and a member of the Ethnicity Advisory Group for the United Kingdom Household Longitudinal Study. He is also a Research Fellow at the Smith Institute and a School Governor. Nick has advised government centrally, locally and internationally and has written extensively on citizenship, social capital, extremism, immigration and other related areas of policy and practice.