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Edward Souti

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Edward is a project manager who focuses on public policy. He has experience solving complex policy issues in health and social services in Western Australia, particularly in regional communities.

Edward is known for well-considered advice and professional empathy, which means he is an expert in engaging with stakeholders of diverse backgrounds, often in complex and sensitive subject matters. He has worked extensively in regional Western Australia, where he has engaged with Aboriginal leaders, service providers, families and community members to solve complex policy issues relating to aged care, alcohol and other drugs, and mental health issues.

Influential work

  • Managed the independent review into sobering-up centres in WA, the first substantive external review of in their 30-year existence
  • Managed the development of a mental health and AOD strategy for south-west WA, involving co-facilitating 15 community forums
  • Managed the strategic review of a large aged care provider’s Kimberley services, involving extensive regional consultations and development of the organisation’s first ‘Kimberley Strategy’ – a path to transforming how the organisation works in regional and remote WA locations
  • Designed a program to guide a major state government department through prolonged transformation; consolidating its strategic initiatives, bringing strategic clarity and transforming decision-making
  • Supported the evaluation of the Service Agreement Framework, the primary mechanism through which the WA Department of Health commissions public health services.

Outside of Nous

Edward started his career by studying Law and Economics at UWA, before joining a global energy and resources giant in a commercial and contracting role. After two years in that role, he felt compelled to seek out more community focused, purpose-driven work and consequently joined Nous.

Outside of work, Edward sits on the board of the Consumer Credit Legal Service, a community legal centre, having previously spent three years working and volunteering there during his studies. Edward is also a passionate mental health anti-stigma advocate and spends time both in and outside of the workplace working to build understanding and awareness of mental health issues.

In his spare time...

Edward grew up in the Perth hills with his parents, identical twin brother and border collie, Bo. He loves cooking, long walks, and remains a (very) long-suffering Carlton supporter.

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