Before joining Nous, Athol was Managing Director at Mezo Research, a small consulting company specialising in modelling and analytics. Prior to that he held senior research roles with government and scientific agencies in Australia and the United States. His work has been published in dozens of peer-reviewed journal articles and scientific reports.
Athol holds a PhD in Applied Mathematical Modelling and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from the University of Melbourne. While mostly applying these skills to his working roles, Athol has also combined his love of sports with modelling of sporting leagues, their draft systems and labour dynamics. His co-authored work has been published in sports economics journals and even a book.
Athol enjoys swimming, playing tennis, fishing and following Australian rules football. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, especially travelling and visiting family together in regional Victoria.