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 19 years of uninterrupted growth to become the largest Australian-founded management consulting firm. We have over 270 people across our five Australian offices, and a growing presence in the UK. We now offer a broad consulting capability that allows us to solve our clients most complex strategic challenges, and partner with them through transformational change. More importantly, over this period we have contributed to agendas of national significance including shaping the future of higher education, indigenous reconciliation in Australia, digital transformation of service delivery and new 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, to 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, more importantly, the flexible, energetic, and engaging way we work with our clients.

We’re proud of our achievements

We are proud to have been named Best Management Consulting Firm by the AFR in 2013, 2015 and 2017 and a Great Place to Work in 2013, 2015 and 2017 (Australia) and 2018 and 2016 (Asia).

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 recently expanded our business beyond consulting: In 2015 Nous launched Loop, an app that enables real time feedback and drives individual and organisational performance.

In 2016 Nous opened its first co-working space Nous House, which is now operating across the eastern seaboard of Australia.