International management consultancy, Nous Group, today announced its acquisition of specialist consulting firm, Health Policy Analysis (HPA), as the business expands its health practice and gears up for continued growth in the sector.

Due to be completed on 1 August, the acquisition will see HPA’s specialist expertise in analytics, evaluation methods, funding policy, and services planning further deepen Nous’ market-leading offer in the health and aged care sectors.

Working together, Nous and HPA will provide clients with a smoother, end-to end experience and open up access to new opportunities in the market.

Nous Group Founder, CEO and Managing Principal, Tim Orton, said: “Demand for our healthcare services has grown significantly over the last three years and during that time, we’ve worked closely with HPA on a range of projects where we have complementary skills and expertise.”

“Coming together and formalising this successful relationship enables us to offer a better experience to clients while also growing our offer and access to opportunities in the market here and overseas.”

Over the last 25 years, Nous has established itself as one of Australia’s leading mid-sized consultancies working across the public, private, and community sectors before expanding into the United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and Mexico. Over a similar period, HPA has successfully consulted in health and aged care, focusing on the delivery of evaluations, funding policy, and health services planning and forecasting in Australia.

HPA Founder and Director, Jim Pearse, said: “I’m excited about this move. It strengthens the range and scale of what we can deliver for health and aged care clients and ultimately the communities they serve.”

“We are thrilled to be joining Nous, an organisation that shares our values. We are both committed to delivering work that has a positive impact for broader society by working collaboratively with our clients and building their capabilities while generating evidence-based and tailored solutions.”

From 1 August, the HPA team will transition into Nous Group where they will operate under the Nous brand.

About Nous Group

Nous Group is an international management consultancy with over 750 people working across Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Canada.

Nous’ broad consulting capability spans strategy, organisational performance, leadership and capability, transformation and implementation, economics, public policy, data and analytics, digital, and design. By partnering with clients and complementing their strengths, Nous helps businesses, governments, and community organisations transform to realise a bigger idea of success.

Founded in Australia, Nous has been delivering positive influence that significantly improves people’s lives since 1999. Find out more at

About Health Policy Analysis

Established in 2003, Health Policy Analysis is an independent consulting firm focused on rigorous methods to generate evidence to inform health and aged care policy.

HPA’s expertise spans policy and strategy, evaluation, planning, modelling, analytics, classification, costing and pricing, as well as data and information management. HPA partners with health and aged care clients, to meet their needs and transfer knowledge, building capability every step of the way. Find out more at