As it celebrates its 20th anniversary, Australian born-and-bred management consultancy Nous Group continues to grow, reaching 400 staff and building on its strong presence in Northern Australia with a new office in Darwin.
Tim Orton, founder and managing director of Nous Group, announced the establishment of the office in the Northern Territory capital following the creation of Nous offices in Broome and Townsville in recent years to support engagement with remote communities.
“Nous has always sought to achieve positive influence in rural and regional communities, ensuring people and organisations outside our biggest cities enjoy the opportunities we all expect,” Tim said.
“We believe there is a lot of important work that Nous should do in the NT, and so we are thrilled to have three staff situated in Darwin, with others available to support as required.”
Nous Principal Emma White, Senior Consultant Robert Sale and Consultant Veevek Doolabh will work from Darwin in coming months at the Nous office in Darwin. As well as bringing on-the-ground expertise to clients in the NT, the office will enhance Nous’ competitiveness under local procurement rules.
Emma, who has 25 years of experience in human services and is a former director general at Western Australia’s Department for Child Protection and Family Support, said the Northern Territory was grappling with many challenges that could benefit from Nous’ expertise.
“Nous is committed to delivering high-quality results in complex, sensitive and contested circumstances,” she said. “We have learnt that getting behind the aspirations of local communities, leaders and organisations, and working in deep partnership, can lead to great success and contribute to thriving communities.”
Robert, who brings experience in economics, data analytics, stakeholder consultation and project management, said he was looking forward to working in Darwin.
“I cannot wait to start working with our clients in Darwin and the people and communities they serve,’ he said. “I am eager to hear their perspectives and learn about their opportunities and challenges.”
Veevek, a consultant with experience in strategy, policy and evaluation in health and human services, was keen to support new and existing Nous clients in the Top End.
“I’m delighted this opportunity has come up for me at Nous,” he said. “It shows what sets Nous apart from many consulting firms: a willingness to work in places that are often overlooked but where there is scope to do great work.”
Robert and Veevek will live in Darwin, while Emma will split her time between the city and Broome.
The Darwin office brings the number of Nous offices to nine: six Australian capital cities, Broome, Townsville and London. The number of staff recently reached 400, including 50 principals, representing a rapid rate of growth as the business has expanded in recent years.
“After 20 years of growth I am proud of what Nous has achieved, but I know there are lots more exciting challenges ahead,” Tim said. “I look forward to our team continuing to grow so we can exercise positive influence across more sectors, in more parts of Australia and the world, and in more ways.”