Nicholas Beames is an entrepreneur based in Melbourne, Australia, and is the CEO and Founder of is a leading provider of HR software and solutions in Australia. has garnered industry recognition over the past few years, achieving rankings in the Deloitte Technology Asia Pacific Fast 500 Award, SmartCompany Smart50 Award and BRW Fast100 Award lists in 2012, among others.

Before creating Astute Payroll, Nicholas worked in the capacity of General Manager for a large publicly-listed Australian human resources outsourcing firm. Before this he owned, for a number of years, a successful professional services recruitment firm in Sydney.

Nicholas lives in Melbourne with his wife and son, and when not at work enjoys spending time with his family. He also enjoys donating time to his favourite charitable organisation Second Bite. Nicholas has completed a Graduate Diploma in Commerce with Sydney University and is completing an MBA with Southern Cross University. He is a Fellow of the Australian Human Resource Industry and is a Justice of the Peace.