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Dharmita Padhi

Senior Consultant
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Dharmita brings strong interpersonal skills and interdisciplinary experience to solving important and contemporary issues. 

She brings diverse experience managing stakeholders at all levels, developing complex public policy, and ensuring robust economic analysis. She has worked in economic policy and strategy with the NSW Government, and in transfer pricing within the private sector. 

Influential work

  • Undertook research, policy development, and economic analysis, to support the establishment of the $700 million Future Economy Fund in the 2022-23 NSW Budget  
  • Developed program guidelines, governance frameworks, and reviewed Cabinet Submissions to develop public policy and brief relevant NSW Government Ministers  
  • Represented NSW Government priorities through writing whole-of-government responses to public inquiries, internally coordinating responses to cabinet submissions, and addressing questions raised during budget estimates hearings  
  • Managed cross-border relationships with multinational clients to meet local transfer pricing obligations  
  • Led interviews with senior stakeholders to understand client functions and international value chains to prepare transfer pricing documentation and respond to Australian Tax Office audits  
  • Published a research paper that used an evidence-based approach to analyse perceptions held by the judiciary towards court-referred alternative dispute resolution. 

Outside of Nous

Prior to Nous, Dharmita worked with the NSW Government to produce new policy proposals with robust economic analysis to support industry growth and investment initiatives.   

She has been an advocate and member of workplace organisations that promote diversity, inclusion, and empowerment, having organised an Investment NSW-wide virtual trivia during lockdown to boost morale.  

In her spare time...

Dharmita enjoys going out in nature for a hike and recharging with a hot chocolate.   


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