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Hal Crichton-Standish

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Hal has multidisciplinary experience in cross-government stakeholder engagement, public sector transformation and reform, and leading strategy for whole-of-government digital initiatives.

He has gained broad-spectrum skills from his work with the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) and Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE). Leveraging a strong research background as a Master of International Relations candidate and with experience researching at a think tank, he has communicated with influence on domestic policy, governance, sustainability and strategy.

Influential work

  • Facilitated a multi-agency effort led by the DTA to design and propose a whole-of-government digital initiative, which included engaging executives across six agencies and providing continuous strategic advice and support
  • Streamlined coordination and delivery of marine functions in the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
  • Researched and produced a report for government to inform policy decisions on environmental and ozone depletion regulation
  • Redesigned the clinical and social health services of an Australian university to develop a more accessible model that follows clinical best practice
  • Improved fuel security policy for infrastructure and defence in the north of Australia, developing reports that informed policy for the Northern Territory and Australian Governments and US Department of Defense.

Outside of Nous

Hal was previously a researcher at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, where he wrote papers on fuel security, renewable infrastructure and Asia-Pacific strategy.

He held roles in the NGO and private sectors while living and working in the Asia-Pacific on an Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan Scholarship. This included developing insights used for the green energy policy of Infosys, a multinational technology company, that informed its corporate energy strategy. He also undertook a review and transformation of the flagship mentoring initiative of the Women’s Rights Foundation in Hong Kong.

In his spare time...

Hal loves to travel and has lived in India, Thailand and China. He enjoys history documentaries, strategy games, learning Mandarin and French, and spending quality time with friends and family.

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