Award-winning Australian management consultancy Nous Group has gathered with old and new friends at an event to celebrate the recent opening of its Darwin office.

At the gathering, at Darwin’s East Point waterfront on September 10, Donna Jackson from Larrakia Nation provided a warm and informative Welcome to Country.

Tim Orton, Nous’ Founder and Managing Director, told attendees that Nous was committed to the Territory.

“We are investing in the Northern Territory, with office space in Darwin and three staff here on the ground, and the intention to grow, including through local recruits,” Tim said.

“Our objective is to support organisations to improve the lives of people in the Northern Territory. We recognise that to do that effectively we need to not only bring our capability and expertise but combine that with your local knowledge and understanding.

“We will be learning as we go, and you can hold us accountable.”

Attending the event, held at Pee Wee’s, were people from across the government, community and business sectors in the Top End. Organisations represented included the Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory, Central Australia Academic Health Science Network, Batchelor Institute and various government agencies.

Nous’ Darwin office is led by Principal Emma White, who has deep experience in human services, supported by Senior Consultants Robert Sale and Veevek Doolabh.

“Much of our work is in remote communities, often bringing together governments and communities to confirm local priorities, make shared decisions and co-design change,” Emma told guests.

“We have learnt that getting behind the aspirations of local communities, leaders and organisations and working in deep partnership can lead to great success and thriving communities.

“I personally love living and working in remote and regional Australia. My work in the Kimberley Region for many years has often taken me across the border to the NT. We’re quite different but we also have much in common.

“In my view, regional and remote Australia is a long-standing innovation and development hub from which all of Australia benefits. Northern Australia is the heartbeat of Australia where deep relationships in ancient places anchor us all in diversity and respect.

“Nous looks forward to being more involved in the rhythm of Darwin.”