Matthew McLaren


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Matt is an expert project manager who specialises in federal government program and policy delivery, including some of the largest transformations government has undertaken.
He has partnered with the Department of Health, Services Australia and Digital Transformation Agency for years. He brings specific expertise in large-scale program delivery across health policy, emergency and crisis management, and digital transformation.

Influential work

  • .Supported the management and future priority definition of the Medical Research Future Fund and Genomics Health Futures Mission, including setting up program management mechanisms to facilitate management of the MRFF grants and development of the Operational Plan for the GHFM, driving engagement with lead researchers across the health sector and GHFM Steering Committee
  • Embedded within the DTA, worked in a multi-disciplinary team to produce the ICT 2nd Pass $200 million Business Case for digital transformation through Enhanced myGov
  • Worked closely with Services Australia to develop the digital transformation strategy and implementation for a large-scale upgrade to its operating systems, focusing on customer engagement
  • Project-managed a review of a national technology for Emergency Management Australia, consulting with all states and territories.

Outside of Nous

Before joining Nous, Matthew was an assistant project manager at Parsons Brinckerhoff, specialising in rail infrastructure. He holds qualifications in natural disaster management (PhD) from The University of NSW and in civil engineering from The University of Sydney.

In his spare time...

Matthew enjoys sitting with a coffee and trying his hand at a cryptic crossword, as well as cooking for his friends.