Nicholas Carney is a Senior Associate at Herbert Smith Freehills specialising in infrastructure transactions, including public private partnerships and secondary sales. Mr Carney is currently a member of the University of New South Wales Council and the presiding member of the UNSW Risk Committee. He is also a member of the UNSW Law Dean's Advisory Council. In 2012 Mr Carney was awarded a National Volunteer Award (Education category) for the electorate of Sydney for establishing a scholarship and mentoring program between Herbert Smith Freehills and the Come-In Youth Resource Centre. Mr Carney was Executive Officer of the Human Rights Act for Australia campaign (2005-2006).