Michael Carmody

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Michael is an experienced and passionate leader with a track record of getting things done and creating impact.

He combines high-level technical skills with a passion for people and a desire to tackle complex problems. He brings experience from his time working in policy and strategy at the highest levels in government, large not-for-profit organisations and international government agencies.

Influential work

  • Created and led a high performing data unit that optimised an organisation’s processes to reduce reporting production times by 60 per cent, and developed data tools and processes that led to a 40 per cent improvement of various key performance metrics
  • Developed and implemented a business growth strategy that saw an organisation’s revenue increase fivefold – from $20 million to $100 million – within five years
  • Led a range of transformation and restructure processes, including developing new service models to achieve operational efficiency and financial sustainability
  • Created data-driven decision-making tools to guide an organisation’s response to COVID-19, culminating in advice to the federal government that led directly to measures to better support vulnerable people
  • Volunteered in the developing country of Belize to design and implement evaluation training to hundreds of people across dozens of rural areas to improve the effectiveness and sustainability of over 50 economic empowerment and poverty alleviation projects.

Outside of Nous

Michael has worked in several state government departments, including the Department of Premier and Cabinet, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Environment and Sustainability. He spent 18 months volunteering overseas, working with the Office of the Prime Minister in Belize, the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program. He has also spent time teaching, in universities and in adult education, specifically teaching adult numeracy classes.

Michael holds a Master of Economics from Melbourne University, a Master of Philosophy (research, pure mathematics) and a Bachelor of Science (Honours in pure mathematics) from the Australian National University, and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours in art history) and a Bachelor of Science (Advanced) from the University of Sydney.

In his spare time...

Michael enjoys running, making music, and making up games to play with his two young children.