Jenny Cleary


NousGroup Background Pattern
Jenny has more than 10 years of experience providing strategic and operational advice to clients in Australia and Ireland.
She has extensive experience in the health sector and has worked with local health networks, service providers, government health departments and acute hospitals. She has also helped organisations to win multi-million dollar funding packages to deliver health, research and education programs.

Influential work

  • Managed a strategic collaboration program helping 15 recovery organisations to analyse and articulate their collective activity and outcomes to influence the government and wider sector for success beyond the life of program funding
  • Delivered winning tender responses securing funding for the ‘Headspace’ youth mental health program for consortium groups across New South Wales and Queensland
  • Conducted a country-wide review to assess critical care services in Ireland and to advise the National Health Service Executive on future development based on best practice, clinical evidence, and operational and geographic complexities
  • Supported the planning for and implementation of Ireland’s first Academic Health Centre; a single entity combining medical education, research and patient care through a partnership between a university and two major teaching hospitals

Outside of Nous

Prior to joining Nous, Jenny worked in strategic and operational consulting roles in Australia and Ireland in small and large firms. She currently serves as the president of the management committee of an independent, not-for-profit community childcare centre.

Jenny holds a Bachelor of Economic and Social Studies from Trinity College, Dublin.

In her spare time...

When not running around after two small boys, Jenny loves to travel with her family. She also enjoys good food and wine, horse-riding and skiing – not at the same time.