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Steph Huang

Manager
Steph brings experience in public policy and strategy fostered through roles across consulting, government and not-for-profit organisations.

She has managed projects ranging from high-level strategy through to on-the-ground delivery, focusing on government and challenges with international dimensions. She is a qualified Australian lawyer and is training to become a psychologist. Steph’s analytical mindset and curiosity about people’s stories drive her holistic and practical approach.

Influential work

  • Managed a business resilience project that analysed and prioritised a complex Australian Government agency’s functions, supporting the delivery of critical public services during COVID-19 disruptions
  • Project managed a team of consultants that quantified the impacts of landmark national security law reforms on diverse industry sectors, including the energy and data sectors
  • Drafted a strategy underpinning the Australian Government’s $500 million support for Southeast Asia’s recovery from COVID-19’s health, economic and security implications, announced by the Australian Prime Minister to Southeast Asian leaders
  • Represented the Australian Government in projects with big technology companies to build young people’s resilience to harmful content online
  • Published opinion pieces in outlets including the ABC and the Sydney Morning Herald that analysed Australia’s evolving national security challenges, and recommended creative policy solutions.

Outside of Nous

Prior to Nous, Steph worked in KPMG’s public sector consulting practice. She has served in public policy roles for the Australian Government, most recently in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and also in a research position at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.

Steph is committed to diversity and inclusion. She worked on promoting access to opportunity while at KPMG and volunteered for community legal centres and a not-for-profit education organisation.

In her spare time...

Steph enjoys interval training classes for the endorphins, cooking hearty (but not always healthy) meals for family and friends, and immersing herself in a good book.

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