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Ian Sheldrake

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Ian is a Principal in Nous’ Perth office, leading our work there in health and aged care and supporting government and non-government clients on strategic challenges.

He has a track record of managing highly complex and political transformation programs in Australia and the UK, delivering sustainable performance improvements and training and coaching front-line managers and staff.

Influential work

  • Supported the board and executive team of Western Australia (WA) Country Health Service to establish a bold and ambitious strategic plan that will drive significant changes in care delivery across country WA
  • As strategic advisor to the CEO of a large not-for-profit health and aged care provider, identified strategic priorities that have the buy-in of the board, executive and front-line leaders
  • Led development of a government-wide business case that will reshape the delivery of mental health services across the state
  • Led consultations to establish a new primary care service that will support Aboriginal patients travelling from regional WA into Perth for specialised hospital care
  • Was one of the leaders of a team sent in to restructure the services provided by a poor performing UK National Health Service hospital.

Outside of Nous

In the seven years prior to joining Nous, Ian was a senior leader in the Public Sector Performance Improvement teams at PwC in Australia, and before this Ernst & Young in the UK. He advised government agencies, hospitals and police forces on strategic development, cost and performance improvements, program evaluations and functional reviews.

Since moving to Australia in 2014, Ian has led work that enabled the establishment of WA’s Primary Health Network and multiple projects with the Department of Health to implement reforms to the health system’s governance and management.

Ian holds a Master of Science in operational research and a Bachelor of Computer Science, and is a trained BTEC professional in ‘Training the Tainer’ and a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

In his spare time...

Ian enjoys exploring WA’s coastline and rivers: either in a kayak, swimming in the ocean or watching the sunset with a nice glass of local beer or wine.

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