Nous Group’s Melbourne office has grown with the appointment of public sector innovator Brenden Carriker and experienced health administrator Paul Eleftheriou as Principals.

Brenden is a leader in public sector innovation with extensive experience in strategy, engagement, human-centred design, transformation and change. He has led complex projects in higher education, city planning, waste and resource recovery, and visitor services. Brendan previously led CityLab, an in-house innovation and change consultancy at the City of Melbourne. A skilled facilitator, Brenden is recognised for bringing optimistic and unique perspectives to co-create new strategies, services and ways of working. He is passionate about cities and their unique role leading the world to more sustainable futures.

“I am incredibly excited to join Nous’ expert team to help our public sector clients reimagine how to support the communities they serve to build a better future,” Brenden said.

Paul brings to Nous his extensive experience in senior roles across the Victorian health system, ranging from clinical governance and operations through to people management, research and commercialisation. He will support government, private and not-for-profit clients across the health sector to advance their agenda. He values robust governance and organisational structure while also thinking outside the box, and led the development of major innovations during the COVID-19 pandemic. An educator for more than a decade, Paul has been invited to dozens of conferences and workshops as a presenter, facilitator and panelist. He serves as an Adjunct Professor at Victoria University.

“I am very excited to be joining Nous Group in a time of rapid change, and therefore many opportunities, where we can make a positive and sustainable impact,” Paul said. “I am also thrilled to be working in such a diverse and impressive team with a fantastic workplace culture.”

Tim Orton, the founder and Managing Principal of Nous Group, said he was pleased to welcome Brenden and Paul to Nous.

“I am thrilled that experienced professionals of the calibre of Brenden Carriker and Paul Eleftheriou have joined our growing Nous team,” Tim said. “Our clients will greatly benefit from Brenden’s deep public sector and service design expertise, and from Paul’s extensive clinical and health operation skills honed in senior roles across the Victorian health system. I look forward to seeing the positive influence they deliver.”

Contact Nous today to meet with Brenden and Paul to discuss how they can support your organisation with its biggest challenges.