Annette Madvig

Annette Madvig


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Annette has 18 years of experience in the design, management and evaluation of complex policy and programs in government and non‑government settings. She is an exceptional program manager with a proven ability to operate strategically in demanding environments, collaborate with multiple stakeholders and lead productive teams. She has a sharp eye for nuance and complexity that informs constructive design, strategy and evaluation recommendations.

Influential work

  • Evaluated a major aged care program that helps older Australians live longer and better at home, including managing national consultations to support identification of progress and improvements to support reform objectives
  • Led sensitive state-wide consultations on strategies to improve Victorian women’s and girls’ access to reproductive health care
  • Facilitated the design of a collaborative services model to support disadvantaged and vulnerable community members, using creative methods to draw together expertise and build shared purpose
  • Consulted with principals to understand how inter‑school collaboration improves student outcomes, including developing an engaging monitoring and evaluation approach
  • Evaluated a specialist education program to support more consistent and efficient provision to students, including assessing operational models’ suitability.

Outside of Nous

Prior to joining Nous, she worked in the international development sector as an official with the Australian Agency for International Development and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and as a consultant and volunteer. She represented Australia in multilateral climate change and environment negotiations. During her time as a diplomat in Timor-Leste, Annette worked with government, private sector and not-for-profit stakeholders to design, deliver and evaluate programs that responded to pressing economic and social issues. As a consultant she assessed complex operating environments and evaluated programs to improve policy and practice.

Annette holds a Master of Public Policy from the Australian National University and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of New South Wales.

In her spare time...

Annette loves to explore and write about new places. In 2014 she spent six weeks walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain.