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Julia McNamara

Senior Consultant
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Julia uses her background in design thinking and communication to create high impact solutions for clients. With experience across strategy, policy evaluation and culture change in a range of sectors, she combines skills in creativity and academic analysis to navigate complex problems. 

Influential work

  • Delivered a co-design program to identify and pilot new ways of working in a state government agency 
  • Supported a national research funding agency to develop their next three-year strategy 
  • Managed discrete strategy development support for a national not-for-profit organisation’s member centres 
  • Worked with a state government agency to explore options for strategic transformation using future-visioning and co-design methodologies 
  • Developed an organisational culture framework to support a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural agency.

Outside of Nous

Prior to joining Nous, Julia was a Business Designer for the Australian arm of Business Models Inc., an award-winning global strategy and innovation consultancy headed out of the Netherlands. She also volunteers with the Australian Theatre for Young People.  

Julia holds a Bachelor of Communication and Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation from the University of Technology Sydney. During her studies she was a Vice-Chancellor’s Outstanding Achievement Scholar, graduated with First Class Honours, and was named a Top100 Future Leader. 

In her spare time...

Julia enjoys connecting with peers and expanding her thinking – whether at the theatre, on the netball court or through great conversation. She also likes browsing art gallery gift shops.

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