Bhairavi Raman


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Bhairavi is passionate about enabling organisations to bring out the best in their people.
She brings over eight years of experience in psychology, social policy reform and public sector leadership and combines robust project management with a nuanced approach to building relationships and sustaining positive outcomes. Bhairavi is an expert project manager and facilitator, having led large and complex engagements, including independent reviews, multi-cohort leadership programs and sensitive stakeholder engagement processes. She also works with clients across Australia and the UK to advance their equity, diversity and inclusion practices.

Influential work

  • Currently leading a team to design and deliver a multi-modal enterprise-wide leadership program for middle managers to lift their capacity to exercise leadership agency, build systems thinking, manage uncertainty and complexity; and lead inclusive, high performing teams
  • Supported the Australian Public Service Hierarchy and Classification Review by examining employee classification levels and hierarchical practices against best practice and emerging workforce needs
  • Developed award-winning user journey maps on behalf of the Victorian Department of Education and Training to inform the development and roll-out of Child Link, a web-based information sharing platform
  • Led an equity, diversity and inclusion review for a large (more than 1000 employees) organisation
  • Developed a contemporary inclusion and diversity strategy for a central government agency.

Outside of Nous

Bhairavi balances a dual career as a performing musician and improviser. Trained in western classical and Carnatic (South Indian classical) violin, she has 15 years of experience across Australia and internationally, with over 300 shows to her name. Outside of performance, she also runs a grassroots not-for-profit organisation called Gamaka, which aims to cultivate engagement in Carnatic music. She enjoys applying her creative brain to solving complex problems with clients.

Prior to Nous, Bhairavi worked at the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services and the Australian Government Department of Social Services. She holds a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and a Diploma in Languages (French) from Monash University.

In her spare time...

When she isn’t playing concerts, Bhairavi spends most of her spare time spoiling her fur-children, Banjo the dog and Sam the cat (who are also best buds).