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Our People

Our people are expert, personable and pragmatic. Our people make us Nous.

We recruit exceptional people from diverse fields into all levels of our organisation. We then invest heavily in the continuing learning and knowledge development of all our people. Our leaders include career consultants and a range of former senior executives from the private, public and community sectors. This allows us to provide you with the ideal blend of world-class consulting technique and nuanced sector expertise. 

We create multi-disciplinary teams with skills and perspectives that perfectly complement yours. Our people listen carefully, push the thinking beyond the obvious, and work in the spirit of genuine co-production. Meet the people who can help your organisation achieve performance and positive influence.

Meet the team

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Tim Orton - Managing Principal & CEO - Nous Group

Tim Orton

Managing Principal & CEO

Tim is a sought-after strategist and the Managing Principal and CEO of Nous Group. He has led the business through 20 years of uninterrupted growth including expansion across Australia, the UK and now North America.

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Aaron Maher - Principal - Nous Group

Aaron Maher

Principal

Aaron has a deep understanding of public policy and service delivery, and is an expert facilitator, evaluator and strategist. He has worked extensively in human services, including with people experiencing domestic and family violence.

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Andrew Benoy - Principal - Nous Group

Andrew Benoy

Principal

Andrew leads the Nous Canberra office and is expert in designing and implementing new operating models.

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Angela Connors - Principal - Nous Group

Angela Connors

Principal

Angela is passionate about the human services sector and ensuring policy translates into service delivery that delivers better outcomes for all.

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Annette Madvig - Principal - Nous Group

Annette Madvig

Principal

Annette has over 20 years of experience in designing, managing and evaluating complex policy and programs in government and non-government settings, and in building capability in cross-cultural environments.

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Brenden Carriker - Principal - Nous Group

Brenden Carriker

Principal

Brenden is a leader in public sector innovation with extensive experience in strategy, engagement, human-centred design, transformation and change.

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Christie Allison - Principal - Nous Group

Christie Allison

Principal

Christie is an organisational development specialist with over 15 years of experience. She partners with clients to lead, design and deliver innovative initiatives. 

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Christine Samy - Principal - Nous Group

Christine Samy

Principal

Christine is a strategy consultant who works primarily in tertiary education and public policy. She has exceptional aptitude for leading teams, coaching peers and consulting to diverse communities across various sectors.

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Claire McCullagh - Principal - Nous Group

Claire McCullagh

Principal

Claire is a human services, health and central government expert specialising in organisational and service design and policy development.

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Claire Noone - Principal - Nous Group

Claire Noone

Principal

Claire is a leading thinker in regulatory design and practice, governance and integrity management. She provides strategic and operational advice to governments, regulators and businesses.

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Craig Knox Lyttle - Principal - Nous Group

Craig Knox Lyttle

Principal

Craig understands the needs of organisations facing discontinuous change and how to build a consensus for bold action across diverse teams. He has experience in sectors including energy, resources and education.

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Csaba Jancsovics - Principal - Nous Group

Csaba Jancsovics

Principal

Csaba is a seasoned transformation, performance improvement and strategy leader with a proven track record of developing and implementing strategies for global blue chips.

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