Davina McArthur

Davina McArthur


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Davina is a strategy and public policy consultant with extensive experience in leading and managing large-scale, complex projects for government and the not-for-profit (NFP) sector. She has a diverse background in consulting and has run projects in governance, strategy, evaluation and organisational performance. Davina's proficient project management skills are well-coupled with the strong emphasis she places on understanding client problems to develop unique and enduring solutions.

Influential work

  • Guided the major transformations, in particular cultural transformations, for Australian Government departments and one of Australia’s largest NFP organisations
  • Managed the functional and efficiency review of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, including managing the stream for Indigenous Affairs policy
  • Conducted a summative and formative evaluation for three different programs in Indigenous education and Native Title to understand programs’ change and design and increase their impact
  • Analysed the legislative, social and cultural changes required from a local service provider perspective to improve the regulatory environment for sharing information for vulnerable children and young people in Victoria
  • Examined the social benefits of a high speed rail on Australia’s east coast to improve community access to social infrastructure.

Outside of Nous

Prior to joining Nous, Davina worked as a social and public policy consultant at a large engineering firm. In this role she advised clients on social, economic, policy and regulatory impacts for large-scale infrastructure and development. Previously she was the acting programme coordinator for the Indigenous Governance Awards at Reconciliation Australia.

Davina holds a Master of Government and Commercial Law and Bachelors of Arts (Political Science) and Commerce (International Business) from The Australian National University.

In her spare time...

Davina enjoys travelling, cooking, reading politics and history. She loves to spend time by the beach or in the country with family and friends.