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Lauren Ware Morand

Lauren is a skilled project director, experienced in assisting organisations to navigate significant transformations and embrace new ways of working. She has a broad background in regulation and a keen understanding of the underlying capabilities required to deliver functions effectively.

Lauren is particularly passionate about health and human services. She is proficient in bringing disparate stakeholder groups together on a common journey by securing buy-in early and fostering support through collaborative and consultative project management.

Influential work

  • Helped a major metropolitan hospital better integrate its physical and mental health services to deliver a more efficient, holistic service
  • Developed a national framework for advance care planning documents that will help more people have their care wishes respected
  • Led a workforce capability and capacity gaps analysis and developed a transition plan for a federal department to transform to a resilient, national operation by making better use of its national footprint and an ambitious reform agenda
  • Directing a review of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards (FSANZ) Act 1991 to modernise legislation to support community protection against foodborne risks and a thriving bi-national economy
  • Working with a federal department to evaluate a suite of de-regulation programs, including optimising how they are implemented to have the most impact and best support small businesses.

Outside of Nous

Prior to joining Nous, Lauren spent six years working in management roles at the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services; including driving large-scale, whole-of-government initiatives where there were health, environmental issues and significant cross-departmental cross implications at play. Before that, she worked primarily in academia, producing research at the University of NSW (UNSW) and lecturing at the University of Technology Sydney.

Lauren is passionate about healthcare and patient rights and sat on the Human Research Ethics Committee at the Royal Women’s Hospital for six years. She holds a Master of Public Health, a Bachelor of Science (psychology) and a Bachelor of Arts (French) from UNSW. She also holds a Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults from Cambridge University.

In her spare time...

Lauren can be found playing basketball and netball (quite badly) and building pillow forts (quite well) with her husband and two young children.

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