Christine Samy


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Christine co-leads Nous’ global higher education strategy and policy subsector and works extensively with universities, government and industry to deliver evidence-based and pragmatic solutions.
She has led the development of influential Victorian skills and economic policies, and strategies that support recovery and growth of global universities. She is a founding member of Nous Proud, Nous’ LGBTIQ+ network.

Influential work

  • Worked with Go8 and other universities to develop strategic plans, overhaul marketing and strategy functions and optimise the student experience, including for international cohorts
  • Led Victorian Government projects to analyse demand for skills and training across Victoria’s industries and to develop and implement contemporary education and training models for the construction sector and the visitor and clean economies, resulting in over $100 million funding for various initiatives
  • Supported development of a research and innovation strategy for a major university, resulting in $30 million government funding for critical research platforms and infrastructure
  • Led analysis of the infrastructure policy, workforce, skills and training needs of regional economies across multiple government projects, involving extensive engagement with regional communities and stakeholders to support regional development.

Outside of Nous

Prior to joining Nous, Christine worked across education and health in Australia and the UK. She holds a Master of Business Administration from Melbourne Business School and HEC Paris, and a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of South Australia.

In her spare time...

Christine is passionate about wine, opera and Melbourne coffee. To offset wine and coffee consumption, she is often found running around the Tan.