Antonia Instone

Antonia Instone

Senior Consultant

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Antonia is an experienced leader and strategist specialising in non-profits, having developed and delivered successful growth, change and people programs for international NGOs and UK charities. She brings strong stakeholder engagement abilities and highly effective project management skills. Antonia’s people focus and analytical problem-solving capabilities make her adept at identifying and delivering strategic change initiatives for clients.

Influential work

  • Led a growth strategy for an international NGO that doubled program size, delivered significant brand awareness gains and created financial sustainability
  • Led organisational change at a UK charity, instigating cultural change and creating a mentoring scheme
  • Created a stakeholder engagement and brand equity assessment tool for a multinational non-profit organisation
  • Delivered efficiency savings through operational improvements at a UK charity, leading to time and cost savings while improving user experience
  • Restructured an NGO program to refine selection criteria and improve reporting structures
  • Facilitated workshops for senior management, teachers and pupils at many UK secondary schools to achieve target learning outcomes
  • Led student-staff liaison at a Russell Group university to improve student outcomes
  • Developed the leadership development program for a UK charity.

Outside of Nous

Before joining Nous, Antonia led programs at youth-focused non-profits and international NGOs and was an MBA intern at Boston Consulting Group, consulting on a non-profit venture.

Antonia has a Master of Business Administration from Warwick Business School, the highest-ranked UK MBA course, where she achieved Distinction and graduated top 10 per cent. She also has a Bachelor of Arts from Durham University, where she studied politics, Spanish and theology. She was a scholar at Warwick and was named one of Poets & Quants’ Top 100 MBAs to Watch from the worldwide MBA class of 2018.

Antonia has been a volunteer youth worker for many years, undertaking long-term voluntary work in Bolivia and The Gambia. She is also a trained chef.

In her spare time...

Antonia is a fan of tasty food, beautiful art, good theatre and the great outdoors.