Colette Lewis

Colette Lewis


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Colette is a consultant who draws on experience from both the private and not-for-profit sectors to inform her work in public policy and higher education. With an academic background in Philosophy and Modern Languages, Colette is adept at providing original insights into complex problems and always enjoys encouraging enthusiastic collaboration between different types of thinkers.

Influential work

  • Contributed to the redesign of two leading London universities’ professional services systems
  • Led interview strategies and conducted quantitative data analysis to inform recommendations for the improvement of Board of Examiners’ moderation processes for a Russell Group university
  • Ran a research project in collaboration with a private equity firm into the effect of F-Gas regulations on the refrigerated gas industry in the European Union
  • Participated in the development of a new digital infrastructure for one of the largest colleges within the University of Oxford
  • Co-ordinated original research into hitherto untouched archive material, which shaped an Oxford College’s 150th Anniversary celebrations and its relationship with principal stakeholders.

Outside of Nous

Prior to Nous, Colette worked alongside private equity firms as a research analyst at a company called Third Bridge. This included supporting research activities for deal sourcing, and due diligence for investment decisions often worth upwards of £1BN. Prior to working at Third Bridge, Colette helped co-ordinate fundraising strategies for an Oxford college, which involved a combination of database administration, creative marketing techniques and archive research.

Colette’s professional work followed five years of intense academic study as an avid scholar of philosophy and French, with an emphasis on the development and impact of the French Enlightenment. Her studies culminated in a Master’s dissertation on Voltaire’s concept of doubt.

In her spare time...

When Colette is not reading or writing about philosophy, she can often be found watching a play at the West End or at a heavy metal concert.