Colin Watson

Colin Watson


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Colin is a motivated and enthusiastic public sector consultant who leverages his degrees in law and arts to gain insight into complex problems and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders. Colin has assisted several departments to uplift their digital capabilities and has experience across government in the justice, finance and education sectors.

Influential work

  • Delivered a commercial negotiation strategy for a large Australian Government department to assist in the transfer of a mining town back to its Traditional Owners
  • Approached the market to obtain a high-fidelity costing for a complex system replacement through a proof-of-concept as part of support for a corporate Australian Government entity
  • Evaluated the efficiency of an innovative pilot program as part of a multi-year evaluation in the justice sector
  • Developed the digital engagement strategy for an agency in the safety and security sector, transforming the way the agency interacts with citizens and freeing up critical resources
  • Conducted a review for a large GO8 university to streamline its governance arrangements and support the delivery of an outstanding student experience.

Outside of Nous

Prior to Nous, Colin worked in a boutique digital consulting firm in Canberra, delivering tailored ICT outcomes across the public sector. He has also gained experience as a volunteer at community legal centres, including as a volunteer paralegal with the Youth Law Centre. During his time at university, he lived and worked at a residential college as a Community Coordinator, striving to enhance the student experience of its 500-plus undergraduate residents.

He holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts from the Australian National University. Colin is a Certified Professional in Agile Project and Delivery Management (ICP-APM).

In his spare time...

Colin loves all things sport, and spends his time playing hockey, watching cricket, or reluctantly running around the suburbs of Canberra.