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Sarah Connelly

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Sarah has two decades of experience consulting to some of the world’s largest organisations in Australia and the US to improve their strategy, structure, operating model, culture, effectiveness and efficiency.

She has led many complex transformational programs, and worked for diverse organisations including those in higher education, human services, utilities, government and financial services. Her clients typically face large-scale disruption in their industries and require strategic advice on how to successfully and sustainably transform their organisations.

Influential work

  • Led a large, multi-year program advising a leading human services provider on a substantial transformation, including the vision, governance, strategy, structure, target operating model, change management and culture and capability required to deliver its ambitious agenda
  • Designed and delivered a large transformation program for a Group of Eight university to improve the efficiency of all non-academic functions; delivering sustained savings of over $35m per annum without redundancies
  • Worked with a large government-owned enterprise to identify and quantify strategic options and develop the whole-of-organisation target operating model, business case for transformation and related implementation plan, resulting in a turnaround from projected loss to healthy dividend
  • Developed an award-winning global culture change and leadership capability improvement program, now being delivered to more than 5,000 leaders worldwide, for a large Australian mining company
  • Customised a change delivery approach for a state government, integrating seamlessly and building change capability across the public sector.

Outside of Nous

Before joining Nous, Sarah was a senior manager in PwC’s strategy practice. She has a Master of Business Administration (Professional) from Melbourne Business School (MBS) and was awarded the MBS Foundation Award of Distinction.

In her spare time...

Sarah loves travel, running, the arts and immersing herself in cities.

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