Michaela brings a curious and open approach to problem-solving. She has a broad range of experiences, having worked on social and fiscal policy issues in areas including workers’ compensation, mental health and justice.
This has made her adaptable to challenging and unfamiliar environments while delivering rigorous analyses and recommendations. Michaela values hearing multiple perspectives when understanding and approaching problems.
- Supported delivery of the Independent Review of icare and the State Insurance and Care Governance Act 2015, which provided recommendations to improve the operation and legislative structure of NSW’s workers compensation system
- Led delivery of NSW Treasury’s internal budget product for the Treasurer, summarising key decisions and areas of interest in NSW’s 2020-21 Budget
- Collaborated with Multicultural NSW’s and Office of Sport’s CFOs to secure COVID-19 support and assistance
- Conducted a deep dive of crime drivers in NSW and identified service delivery gaps in crime prevention initiatives, informing budget decisions on the criminal justice reform
- Informed the NSW Government’s position on the Productivity Commission’s Inquiry into Mental Health through identifying key financial and socio-psychological trends in NSW’s mental health system.
Outside of Nous
Michaela previously worked at NSW Treasury, where she was involved in the delivery of NSW’s Budget, overseeing government agencies’ financial positions and major policy reform projects. She also worked at Victims Services, where she was involved in the delivery of the Counselling in Prisons program and responding to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Michaela holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours in marketing, psychology) from the University of Western Australia, and a Diploma of Government from the University of New England.
In her spare time...
Michaela loves getting involved in a variety of sports – whether it be tennis, bouldering, yoga or beach volleyball.