Aidan Jago

Aidan Jago


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Aidan contributes to strategy and organisation design projects in the education and human services sectors. He draws capably on complex and multifaceted data to help stakeholders at all levels of seniority set strategy, design service models, structure organisations, implement new processes, optimise capability and culture, and evaluate performance. He is a skilled facilitator and project manager, bringing a collaborative, pragmatic approach that is grounded in practical experience as a secondary teacher in the Victorian state education system. He brings repeat experience managing projects through to detailed design and implementation.

Influential work

  • Led decision-makers and subject experts through the detailed design and implementation of customer experience reforms at local governments across Victoria, including in high-change environments
  • Redesigned over ten weeks the service delivery model and organisational structure of a state education department’s large division, enabling more efficient and targeted delivery of critical school- and system-facing services
  • Supported the executive of a large mental health not-for-profit organisation to develop an ambitious growth strategy
  • Was part of a team delivering a process, outcomes and cost-effectiveness evaluation for a $48 million pilot initiative improving the delivery of school-based apprenticeships and traineeships
  • Developed a critical incident anticipation and response framework and roadmap for the board of a large faith-based organisation following a significant breach of trust.

Outside of Nous

Prior to joining Nous, Aidan was a secondary school teacher at a large public school in Melbourne’s outer north, where taught Victorian Certificate of Education philosophy, psychology and mathematics. He was an Honours student at Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Health, where he wrote a research thesis investigating early biological indicators of psychosis in young adults.

Aidan holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University, a Graduate Diploma in Psychology and Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology from the University of Melbourne, and a Master of Teaching from Deakin University. He is an alumnus of the Teach for Australia Leadership Development Program. Aidan is a Certified Professional in Agile Project and Delivery Management (ICP-APM).

In his spare time...

Aidan enjoys spending time outdoors, cooking good food and exploring Melbourne’s live music scene.