Tess Lawley

Tess Lawley

Senior Consultant

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Tess designs solutions to business and social problems through a consultative, human-centred approach. She has consulted widely for clients in times of transformation and deeply understands the many relationships between organisational systems and people. Tess brings extensive experience managing people, resources and performance from her roles as a project manager and executive leader in the not-for-profit sector.

Influential work

  • Designed a human-centred service model with accompanying operating model and organisation structure for a complex service in dispute resolution
  • Mapped, designed and implemented business improvement solutions to better customer experience at a large local council
  • Restructured the corporate services function of a disability and aged care provider to increase social impact and respond to changes in funding model
  • Iteratively co-designed a best practice model to increase engagement in early childhood education across Victoria
  • Designed an operating and financial model for a new not-for-profit organisation; including staffing structure, resource allocation and service delivery methods.

Outside of Nous

Prior to joining Nous, Tess was the chief executive officer of youth community media organisation SYN Media. Tess is passionate about and has volunteered widely in the arts and community broadcasting sectors including as a radio announcer and board member. Tess’ practical experience in the communication sector provides a robust skillset in internal and external stakeholder consultation to successfully implement change.

In her spare time...

Tess loves football, music and art, and spends weekends sharing in these loves with family and friends.