Nous Group promotes six senior advisors to Principal level

31 July 2019 4 min. read
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Australian management consultancy Nous Group has promoted six of its senior advisors to Principal level, bringing the total number of Principals to 56 across the firm’s nine offices. 

Adam Gray has been with Nous Group since March 2016, when he joined from the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources in Melbourne. Previously, he held consultancy roles at professional services firms The Hiser Group (a service design agency), Serco (a services provider to the government) and Strategic Project Partners (a project delivery consultancy). Gray specialises in large-scale strategy transformations, design thinking, lean and public policy and transformation, with a focus on higher education and government clients.

Gill Shaw joined Nous Group at the end of 2015 from Bowchung, a boutique consulting firm specialised in working with Indigenous communities, where she worked for over two decades. Shaw has extensive experience in evaluation, the development of reporting performance frameworks and community development. Among her most recent engagements at Nous Group were conducting a review of sexual assault and sexual harassment at the thirteen halls of residence of Australian National Universities and the setup of an education strategy for a work health and safety insurer. 

Sydney-based Megan Huisman brings over 15 years of experience in operational, people and project leadership to her new Principal role. Prior to joining Nous Group in 2016, she worked for the University of Wollongong, latterly as the Director of Student Services, leading a team of 80 professionals across the university’s Student Services wing. Earlier in her career, Huisman served Telstra. She focuses on business transformation, project management and people transition, with a focus on the higher education sector.

Adam Gray, Gill Shaw, Megan Huisman, Ian Sheldrake, Monique Jackson and Suyin Ng - Nous Group

Ian Sheldrake is a Principal in the Perth office of Nous Group, and is a co-leader of the firm’s Healthcare practice. He advises healthcare institutions on topics such as transformations programmes, operational improvement, cost reduction, performance management and digitisation. During his 20+ years in business, he has worked with numerous government agencies, health and aged care providers and police forces, in Australia and the UK. Sheldrake previously served Big Four consultancies PwC (Australia) and EY (UK).

Monique Jackson has over 15 years of experience in health and pharma services. She works with public, private and not-for-profit clients in system redesign, policy reform, strategy and analysis, operating model design, stakeholder engagement, workshop facilitation, and evaluations. Since joining Nous Group over four years ago, Jackson has delivered engagements across Australia and Europe. She previously worked over a decade in the pharmaceuticals industry, at Roche and IQVIA, among others.

Suyin Ng, who just returned from maternity leave, joined Nous Group in March 2016, climbing the ranks from Senior Consultant level. She previously held leadership roles at the Lowy Institute for International Policy and Lonely Planet, where she was Director of Strategy and Legal Affairs. Ng started her career as a solicitor at Asian law firm King & Wood Mallesons. Her consulting expertise lies in strategy and business development, commercial negotiations, legal advisory and operational management.

Speaking of the internal promotions, Nous Group’s boss Tim Orton said, “I thank them for their hard work and for the commitment to our clients they have all demonstrated. The partner team looks forward to working with them to deliver positive influence.” Orton founded the consultancy twenty years ago having gained valuable consulting experience at strategy giant McKinsey & Company, which he served for over four years in London and Sydney. 

Earlier this quarter, Nous Group bolstered its Principals team with external hires Tim Marney and Libby Hackett.