Annette Madvig


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Annette co-leads Nous’ evaluation offer. She 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 and cross-sector environments.
Annette is an exceptional leader with a proven ability to operate strategically in demanding environments, collaborate with stakeholders and lead productive teams to deliver high quality work for clients. She has a sharp eye for complexity that informs a practical approach to policy development, program design and nuanced evaluation recommendations in education, health, justice and human services.

Influential work

  • Led research and consultations to formulate a compelling and well-considered investment proposal and rationale for a multinational company’s philanthropic investment in education
  • Led an extended stakeholder consultation process and developed a well-evidenced model for ensuring safe and effective training delivery in primary prevention and family violence response
  • Was research design lead on a multi-year realist evaluation of a national suicide prevention initiative with varying service models and clients with complex needs
  • Provided expert advice and drafting of the structure, concepts and content for an evaluation framework for a national fund to build drought resilience
  • Led the evaluations of specialist advice and support services for cohorts of people who encounter the justice system due to family violence and child protection.

Outside of Nous

Annette’s previous career was in international development policy and practice, working for fifteen years with the Australian Agency for International Development/Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, non-government organisations and as an independent consultant.

She holds a Master of Public Policy from The Australian National University and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of New South Wales. She is also a member of the Australian Evaluation Society.

In her spare time...

Annette loves to bushwalk, read, go to the theatre and travel. She spent six weeks walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain.