Stewart Howard


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Stewart has over 20 years of professional experience across the private and public sector in Australia.
Known for his strategic thinking and innovative mindset, he works with a broad range of stakeholders to improve processes, people and digital solutions. Stewart brings extensive experience at senior levels in each of the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, enabling him to bring unique and relevant insights to his clients.

Influential work

  • Led reviews; including for Chartered Practising Accounts Australia, for a new Australian Capital Territory (ACT) policing model, to improve information and communication technology strategy for private sector and NFP organisations, and of the efficiency of the ACT Department of Public Prosecutions and the Small Business and Family Enterprises Ombudsman
  • Developed artificial intelligence (AI)-based solutions, including the world’s first AI lawyer at Australia’s largest private law firm and a suite of AI use cases at a major university’s law faculty
  • Led the development of a new whole-of-government legal procurement model with the Australian Attorney-General and Department of Finance, and designed a new organisational legal function for Comcare
  • Created ‘big data’ lakes and warehousing environments through to smart dashboard environments for private sector organisations
  • Develop a smartphone app for a major university’s students to view all of their course marks.

Outside of Nous

Prior to joining Nous, Stewart was as a senior executive at Minter Ellison, the Australian Tax Office, the Australian Medical Association and the Australian Government Solicitor. He is a graduate of the Neota Logic Artificial Intelligence App Designs, and the 2015 and 2016 winner of the Minter Ellison legal App Hackathon. He is also a graduate of the Not-for-Profit Executive Workshop. He holds a Master of Laws from the University of Canberra and a Bachelor of Commerce from Charles Sturt University.

Stewart is a member of Australia Business Arts Foundation and a board member and registrar of East Junior Rugby Club. He was previously a secretary of the Australian Medical Association Commercial, a board member of the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal, an organiser on the Australia Day Committee, and helped develop the historic Acton Walkways. He was also vice-chairman of Regional Group Training, an NFP vocational training company based in Canberra and Brisbane.

In his spare time...

Stewart is an avid motorcyclist and sports car enthusiast. His daughter has given him an understanding of ballet’s intricacies, and his son has re-awakened his passion for junior rugby.