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Megan Brewer

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Megan has 10 years of experience working in social policy, governance and education, with a focus on enhancing outcomes for vulnerable people.

She uses her cross-sectoral experience and collaborative approach to design durable solutions to difficult problems. Megan has extensive experience in complex multi-stakeholder environments, and strong management and leadership skills. She has a demonstrated ability to manage projects in demanding environments to deliver sustainable solutions.

Influential work

  • Managed a NSW youth justice project, working with police, courts, legal services, human services, education, health and data agencies to deliver a plan to reduce the number of young people in contact with the justice system
  • Undertook analysis and stakeholder consultation to develop an implementation plan for a NSW government department to strengthen the capacity of Aboriginal organisations that provide services to vulnerable children and families
  • Worked with a federal government department to develop a five-year strategy in response to a changing operating context
  • Developed a roadmap to transform an Australian university's pathways and non-degree education offer, including through analysing the current state and market, and preparing an operating model design and future blueprint
  • Worked across faculties to develop an international research and student engagement strategy for a leading Australian university.

Outside of Nous

Prior to joining Nous, Megan was an Australian diplomat. She worked as a justice reform expert advising governments on improving justice sector coordination and people’s pathways through the justice sector. During a posting to Timor-Leste she worked with government, private sector and not-for-profit stakeholders to design, deliver and evaluate programs that responded to economic and social issues. This included work with civil society to strengthen its accountability function, encouraging greater use of evidence in policymaking and fostering emerging leaders.

Megan ran Australia’s electoral observation missions to help the Timorese Electoral Commission deliver national elections. She has worked in Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Fiji and Nauru and at the World Bank in Washington, where she developed safeguards for its legal identity programming.

In her spare time...

Megan loves learning languages (she speaks French, Japanese and Tetun) and exploring new corners of the world. Closer to home, she enjoys following politics and spending time with her two young girls.


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