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Simone Briggs

Senior Consultant
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Simone is an experienced consultant who cares deeply about achieving positive outcomes for clients in areas of complex strategy and policy.

She has experience in a range of sectors including higher education, climate change and financial services. Simone brings a transdisciplinary skillset that includes facilitation, quantitative and qualitative analysis and design thinking developed across consulting, data, engineering and legal experiences.

Influential work

  • Developed market plans using structured quantitative analysis to identify, evaluate and prioritise strategic opportunities for boosting international student recruitment for an Australian university
  • Designed an operating model for central research services at a Victorian university to support and grow research funding
  • Strategically reviewed the operating model for a Victorian university’s core student services to uplift student experience and realise operational efficiencies through technology
  • Reviewed an environmental regulator’s response to climate change, including detailed legislative review and large-scale workshop series
  • Developed a multi-year data strategy and roadmap for a state-wide energy distributor
  • Various experiences as a design engineer in the automotive and aerospace sectors including electric vehicles and autonomous drones for delivering medical supplies to remote communities in Africa.

Outside of Nous

Simone is a former Formula 1 design engineer and worked in the aerodynamics department of the then-named Renault F1 team. She remains passionate about increasing the participation of women and girls in STEM and volunteers with FIA Girls on Track as a STEM ambassador, as well as mentoring students.

Simone holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours in mechanical engineering).

In her spare time...

Simone enjoys all things art and fashion and is a fervent supporter of her beloved West Coast Eagles. She also enjoys experimenting with recipes in the kitchen with varying levels of success.

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