Emily Scott

Emily Scott

Senior Consultant

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Emily joined Nous Group in 2015 as an intern and is now a senior consultant in strategy and public policy. She is an energetic, creative and analytical problem solver and combines this with strong communication and project management skills to deliver practical solutions to clients’ challenges. Outside of Nous, Emily received an AFR 100 Women of Influence Award in 2019 for her contribution to the LGBTIQ+ community as CEO of Out for Australia.

Influential work

  • Developed a clinical governance framework and implementation plan for a leading aged care not-for-profit in Tasmania to drive safe and high-quality care
  • Assisted a state government in the redesign of the child wellbeing and child safety access system that drew on analysis of current domestic and international systems
  • Supported the development of a reputational strategy for a large financial institution that would make a tangible difference to the lives of everyday Australians
  • Managed a series of projects with the New South Wales (NSW) Public Service Commission to improve diversity, inclusion and flexible working practices in the NSW public sector
  • Developed a five-year strategic plan for the Australian Federation of Aids Organisation to secure the organisation’s future sustainability.

Outside of Nous

In 2019, Emily spent a year working as a consultant in Tasmania with local not-for-profit and aged care organisations. During university, Emily worked as a clerk at Herbert Smith Freehills, a paralegal for Broadspectrum, and a project officer at a mid-tier financial services firm.

Emily holds a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Sydney and is admitted as a lawyer in NSW.

Emily has significant leadership experience in community roles including as CEO of Out for Australia, a national not-for-profit that supports aspiring LGBTIQ+ professionals. She is now a board member of this organisation. Emily is a speaker for the mental health organisation Batyr and is the ambassador for the 2020 International Gay and Lesbian Aquatic Association Championships.

In her spare time...

Emily loves all water sports, listening to her jazz musician brother play in gigs, and defending Tasmania to the mainland.