Holly Norrie


NousGroup Background Pattern
Holly has more than 15 years of experience in health, social policy and international development. She combines robust analysis with strong interpersonal skills to deliver excellent results for clients and their stakeholders.
Holly has advised governments, service providers, companies and not-for-profit organisations across large and complex projects, including in health, human services, justice and Indigenous affairs. She brings expertise in service and policy design and implementation, evaluations and reviews, strategic planning, research, facilitation and multi-stakeholder engagement.

Influential work

  • Managed the development of five National Strategies for Blood Borne Viruses and STIs, including the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander strategy, all of which were adopted by federal, state and territory health ministers
  • Co-managed a multi-agency redesign of child and family service systems for NSW, with a joint Nous-client team of more than 30 people across five work-streams.
  • Managed a large youth justice project with extensive data analytics and stakeholder engagement, working in partnership with police, courts, legal services, human services, education, health and data agencies
  • Managed formative and summative evaluations and reviews for a range of health and human services and programs
  • Managed and facilitated numerous strategic planning processes for governments, companies and not-for-profit organisations.

Outside of Nous

Prior to Nous Holly managed policy reforms and community development initiatives for the United Nations, Australian Government and not-for-profit organisations.

She worked for the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in Cambodia, where she supported community leaders and government authorities to develop health and social protection programs.

She also worked for the Australian Agency for International Development (now the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) on regional development programs in Asia and the Australian Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) in strategic and social policy areas.

Holly holds a Master of International Law and Bachelor of Economic Social Sciences from the University of Sydney.

In her spare time...

Holly enjoys camping and bush walking with her family and 40kg dog. She loves to travel and has lived in Cambodia, Japan and the Netherlands.