Aidan Jago


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Aidan supports leaders across the education sector to better and more sustainably deliver for students, communities, and employers.
Aidan is an established project leader at Nous. A strong collaborator who uses many analytical tools, he excels in leading teams through ambiguity to deliver clear, fit-for-purpose solutions. His expertise is grounded in deep experience in policy and program evaluation, and has over time expanded to encompass strategy, service design and implementation.

Influential work

  • Led a feasibility assessment and development of detailed business cases for two growth initiatives under consideration by an industry-led training provider, working in close collaboration with the CEO and executive team
  • Managed a three-year evaluation for a $48 million initiative improving uptake and completion of school-based apprenticeships and traineeships, with insights directly informing a state-wide program expansion
  • Supported a non-profit organisation to significantly streamline the work of its evaluation function to better deliver for its stakeholders
  • Managed a formative evaluation of a novel scheme providing sick pay to casual workers, providing a clear emerging evidence base on the scheme's mechanisms of impact
  • Over two years, led and managed teams of subject matter experts through the discovery, problem definition, detailed design and implementation of customer experience reforms across eight local councils in Victoria.

Outside of Nous

Aidan previously taught philosophy, psychology and mathematics at the senior campus of a large public school in Melbourne's outer north, where he completed the Teach For Australia Leadership Development Program.

In addition to his teaching qualification, he holds a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours in Psychology) from the University of Melbourne. His honours thesis explored the early biological indicators of psychosis in young adults.

In his spare time...

Aidan grew up in regional Victoria and enjoys time outdoors, cooking, and listening to and playing music. He is a keen guitarist and the doting custodian of two Fender Telecasters.