The Nous Story so Far

The Nous Story so Far

Nous was established in 1999 with the aspiration of building a consulting firm that made a substantial, positive contribution. Not just to our clients and their businesses, but also to the customers and communities they serve.

It worked. This aspiration, fueled by the expertise and passion of many Nousers past and present, has led to more than 20 years of uninterrupted growth.

As we have grown from 20 people to 700, we have built our strategy with strong reference to purpose. This means we ask ourselves ‘What sectors should we work in? What issues should we work on? How can we partner with clients in ways that will have a significant positive impact on people’s lives?’

We also seek to grow in a way that allows our people to have rewarding professional lives where they continue to develop individually and collectively.

Played out over our 20 years, this has resulted in a stimulating journey with many highlights. Here are some of these highlights, and a sense of what’s ahead…

Meet our founder – Tim Orton

Tim is a sought-after strategist and the Managing Principal and CEO of Nous Group. He has led the business through 20 years of uninterrupted growth including expansion across Australia, the UK and now North America.


Tim leads major transformation programmes and is a trusted thought partner to executives in government, universities and the private sector. In 2016, Tim was named Professional Services Executive of the Year by CEO Magazine.

Tim Orton facilitating on stage

Do you want to be a part of Nous’ future?

We do interesting work, that matters. Our purpose is to create positive influence through partnering with clients to improve people’s lives. To support this, we have created an inclusive culture built on a foundation of high performance, trust, and collaboration.

Two Nous employees in a discussion