Nous overview

The story of Nous

Nous Group was established in 1999 with the aspiration of delivering bold and personalised consulting services with a team of expert and engaging people. We wanted to do work 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. We have enjoyed 20 years of uninterrupted growth to become an international management consultancy with over 450 people working across Australia and New Zealand, the UK, Ireland and Canada.

We offer a broad consulting capability that allows us to solve our clients’ most complex strategic challenges, and partner with them through transformational change. We have contributed to nationally significant agendas, including shaping the future of higher education, advancing Indigenous reconciliation, digitally transforming service delivery and developing models of regulation for the future economy.


We are bold and engaging for performance and influence

Our value proposition – bold & engaging for performance & influence – is a promise to our clients that we will:

Think further by going beyond conventional wisdom to find the best possible answer.

Create together by listening carefully and working in the spirit of genuine co-production.

Realise your agenda by helping you perform, and succeed, in terms you define.

Achieve substantial positive influence by delivering outstanding outcomes for customers, citizens and communities.

Our visual brand is based on a phenomenon in nature called a murmuration, where large flocks of starlings fly together in a dynamic, fluid motion. The murmuration as a system is open and collaborative, there is lots of room for the individual, and it is highly responsive to its environment. This is a powerful metaphor for our people and culture, and the flexible, energetic and engaging way we work with our clients.

We are a purpose driven organisation

We are optimistic and ambitious about a better future, so our purpose is partnering with clients to improve people’s lives.

We call this purpose positive influence and this shows up in three ways:

  • We work with clients with whom we share a common intent for good.

  • We value candour and commitment, and invest in the outcomes our clients achieve.

  • We don’t compromise on culture: we demonstrate our values through how we treat each other.

We are proud of our achievements

We are proud to have been named Best Management Consulting Firm by the Australian Financial Review in 2017, 2015 and 2013 and a Great Place to Work in 2021, 2019, 2017, 2015 and 2013 (Australia).

We continuously develop our consulting capabilities to deliver the services our clients value most. Recent additions include data analytics, implementation partnerships and digital ventures.

We have also expanded our business beyond consulting: In 2016 Nous opened our first co-working space Nous House, which operates across the eastern seaboard of Australia.

In 2016 Nous spun out Ziplet, an app platform for universities, TAFEs, education departments and schools to support formative feedback in the classroom and understand student experience.