Holly Norrie

Holly Norrie

Senior Consultant

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Holly has ten years’ experience in social policy, health, education and international development. She combines robust analysis with strong interpersonal skills to deliver excellent results for clients and their stakeholders. Holly has advised governments, not-for-profit organisations, community organisations and education providers across a range of areas – including policy development, service design and delivery, stakeholder engagement, strategic planning and monitoring and evaluation. Before Nous, Holly held policy and program management positions with government agencies, the United Nations and education providers.

Influential work

  • Conducting a three-year formative and summative evaluation of a youth cancer service in Australia
  • Conducted a project to co-design humanitarian settlement services, involving a shift from outputs to outcomes-based contracting
  • Contributed to a review of Australia’s health system performance information and reporting frameworks for the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council
  • Worked with service providers and government agencies to design a $47 million social inclusion program for disadvantaged teenage parents
  • Managed an outreach program in 57 regional and urban schools in New South Wales to increase education aspirations for students from low socio-economic backgrounds.

Outside of Nous

Prior to joining Nous, Holly managed a range of policies and programs for government, non-government and education organisations. She has worked for the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in Cambodia, where she supported community leaders and government authorities to develop health and social protection programs. Prior to that, she worked for the Australian Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations in strategic and social policy areas, and for the Australian Agency for International Development (now the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) on development programs in Asia. She has also worked for education providers managing school outreach and international programs.

Holly holds a Master of International Law and Bachelor of Economic Social Sciences from The University of Sydney.

In her spare time...

Holly enjoys camping, bush walking and a good game of social netball. She loves to travel and has lived in Cambodia, Japan and the Netherlands.