Carlos Blanco


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Carlos is passionate about working with clients to deliver innovative and practical solutions to complex challenges. His focus is on translating insight into action that delivers improved performance.
Working across government, not-for-profit organisations, foundations and private sector organisations; Carlos has developed a multi-sector approach to problem solving that looks for opportunities to translate success from one sector to another. Clients appreciate his authentic and compassionate approach to stakeholder engagement and his thorough qualitative and quantitative data analysis experience.

Influential work

  • Worked with a large state-based regulator to support its regulatory transformation to a risk-based outcomes-focused regulator through the development of their regulatory framework, performance framework and stakeholder engagement framework
  • Modelled demand trends for a government agency challenged by supply constraints using excel, R and Tableau; and identified solutions to better meet demand with existing resources that the executive team have endorsed and are currently implementing
  • Reviewed culture and collaboration across a New South Wales portfolio, with the recommendations endorsed by the deputy secretary for implementation during 2017
  • Completed a long-term evaluation of a number of Indigenous education programs delivered by a foundation, with the current findings informing ongoing improvements to program structure and delivery to produce better outcomes for Indigenous students.

Outside of Nous

Before joining Nous, Carlos worked as the national tertiary scholarship and alumni coordinator for the leading not-for-profit the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF). He was instrumental in the development of AIEF’s tertiary scholarship and alumni strategy and managed a team that delivered services and programs to over 350 scholars and alumni.

Prior to that, Carlos travelled the world representing Spain in the HSBC Rugby Sevens World Series. He also represented Spain in Test Match Rugby and managed the delivery of grass roots rugby development and outreach programs.

He completed a double degree in Science (Honours) and Arts from the University of Sydney, receiving academic scholarships for exceptional achievement. His broad study, covering majors in geography, biology and history, inform his multi-disciplinary approach to problem solving.

In his spare time...

Carlos is a sports and data nut and spends too much time analysing the advanced stats of basketball and rugby players. He’s also a history buff and knows plenty of useless facts.