Gretchen Smith

Executive and Project Assistant

Gretchen Smith headshot
Gretchen started her Nous journey as the Canberra Office Coordinator and has since moved into the role of Executive & Project Assistant.
She loves to provide support, not only to the Principals and Directors whom she directly supports, but to the Consultants, Senior Consultants and other E&PAs with whom she works. Gretchen also enjoys encouraging people to get active and healthy. She organised a Nous team for the Australian Running Festival and contacts the Canberra office about local races for people to take part in.

Influential work

  • Supported a team to create a business case for a major Australian university that was presented with an opportunity to create a new campus in a prime location
  • Scheduled interviews and consultations with high-ranking government officials as part of a project to improve their operations and governance regarding Indigenous development
  • Arranged consultations across Sydney with local Aboriginal business people, service providers, educators, cultural institutions and state government agencies to protect the economic and cultural opportunities for Indigenous people from a large infrastructure investment
  • Arranged consultations, workshops and focus groups in six Australian capital cities as part of a project to review the home care sector
  • Provided logistical support for 12 workshops in remote areas around Australia as part of a strategic review for a large government department program.

Outside of Nous

Gretchen holds an Advanced Diploma of Special Event Planning & Wedding Design and is currently enrolled in a pathways course with the University of New England with a view to enrolling in in the Bachelor of Phycological Sciences.

In her spare time...

Outside of Nous, Gretchen is all about running. She successfully completed the UTA100 in May 2019 and will be running her very first 100 miler in New Zealand in February 2020. From there she has her eyes set on running some of the major international ultramarathons, such as Western States and UTMB. Gretchen is also an accredited recreational run coach with Athletics Australia.