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Anne Baly

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Anne has extensive experience as a consultant and senior executive in education, science and research across the public and higher education sectors.

She brings deep expertise in strategy, policy analysis, implementation and evaluation and has strong stakeholder engagement skills she employs with her wide professional network. She has worked with the Australian Government and the university sector. She has led major programs of reform and is an experienced board director.

Influential work

  • Directed consulting assignments with university and government clients, including strategic positioning, strategies for widening participation, quality assurance processes, evaluations, and policy and capability reviews
  • Led divisions in the Australian Public Service responsible for science and research policy and funding, and international education
  • Led development of Australia’s first national strategy for international education and developed an international strategy at institutional level
  • Provided high-level intelligence and strategic advice to the ANU executive on international engagement
  • Managed major programs of reform in government focused on higher education and research.

Outside of Nous

Prior to Nous, Anne was a partner at education consulting firm PhillipsKPA, where she undertook assignments for government, university and peak body clients. She has had significant experience in the public sector, with over 30 years at the federal level including in the departments of education and industry. She was Director, International and Partnerships at the Australian National University.

Anne has considerable hands-on governance experience and is a current member of the board of the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute. She was previously a board member of the Australian-American Fulbright Commission, the Tuition Protection Service Advisory Board and the Council on Latin American Relations.

She has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Queensland.

In her spare time...

Anne is a passionate traveller (when borders permit!) and enjoys food and good wine. She likes to cook for family and friends and tries to keep the weight down by trips to the gym and walking her ageing dog.


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