|Born||1962 (age 59–60)|
|Service/||Women's Royal Army Corps|
|Awards||100 Women (BBC)|
Brigadier Nicola Patricia Moffat, (born 1962) was the highest-ranking woman in the British Army from 2009 until her resignation in 2012. She is now a leadership consultant and speaker.
Moffat graduated in 1985 with a B.A. in Hispanic Studies from the University of Liverpool, though has said that she "almost got booted out" for neglecting her studies in favour of the Officers' Training Corps' activities. In 1995 she gained an MA in Military Studies, Defence from Cranfield University.
She joined the then Women's Royal Army Corps after university, and stayed in the army 26 years, including a spell as military private secretary to Geoff Hoon while he was Minister of Defence. Her final posting before resigning was as Armed Forces head of pay and strategic manning at the Ministry of Defence. She took voluntary redundancy in 2012, saying "After a long and rewarding career, I am looking forward to new challenges, utilizing the wealth of experience the military has afforded me." Her resignation caused some surprise, as six months earlier she had given an interview enthusing about the army as a career for women. She has founded the What Good Leadership Looks Like consultancy, and appears as a speaker on awards panels.
- "What Good Leadership Looks Like: People". Companies House. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
- Aged 49 in Jan 2012 (Hopkins), aged 50 in June 2012 (Rayment), therefore born Jan-June 1962.
- Hopkins, Nick (11 January 2012). "Meet Nicky Moffat, the highest ranked woman in the British army". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
- Rayment, Sean (30 June 2012). "Army's most senior female officer quits amid cuts anger". The Telegraph. Retrieved 19 August 2019.
- Bennhold, Katrin (3 July 2012). "Why Did Britain's Highest-Ranking Female Soldier Resign?". New York Times. Retrieved 19 August 2019.
- "Nicky Moffat CBE, Leadership Consultant, Speaker & Coach". European Diversity Awards. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
- Jacobs, Katie (14 October 2015). "Leadership lessons from the British Army". HR. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
- "Nicky Moffat CBE". Future Leaders Award: Main judging panel. Women in the City. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
- "No. 60009". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2011. p. 5.
- "Who are the 100 Women 2014?". BBC News. 26 October 2014. Retrieved 19 August 2019.