Philippa Prothero

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Philippa is an organisational development expert and co-lead of Nous’ organisational performance and leadership work.

She brings 20 years’ experience in senior human resources (HR) leadership and consulting roles, specialising in reform, leadership, capability and change.

Influential work

  • Led strategic advisory support to a sector-wide review of workforce structures and culture in the context of public sector reform
  • Designed and delivered a contemporary multi-modal leadership program for a cohort of 200 executive leaders
  • Developed immediate and long-term priorities for the cultural reform and capability transformation of a large government agency
  • Led a review of workplace culture and the subsequent delivery of widespread reforms to address embedded bullying, sexual harassment and discrimination
  • Provided expert advice on sector-wide workforce planning to support the development of the Australian Digital Health Agency Capability Action Plan.

Outside of Nous

Philippa holds a PhD in organisational behaviour from the Australian National University. Her research examined topics of organisational culture, work motivation and job performance with the objective of supporting genuine evidence-based decision-making within organisations.

Philippa serves as a non-executive director on the board of Care Inc, a not-for-profit organisation delivering financial counselling and legal services to low-income consumers and victims of domestic violence. She is also a member of the Australian HR Institute and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

In her spare time...

Philippa enjoys getting outdoors and having adventures with her young family.