Jackson Ehlers

Jackson Ehlers

Senior Consultant

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Jackson has significant experience providing policy and strategic advice to government and the private sector. He is passionate about collaborative solutions and effectively using data analytics and visualisation, which he has used extensively in sectors including higher education and vocational training. This builds on his academic background in sociology and public economics.

Influential work

  • Reviewed the performance of Smart and Skilled, the contestable funding model for vocational training in New South Wales; including recommending improvements to the system’s operations and ability to meet provider and student needs
  • Reviewed Australia’s Health Performance Frameworks, consulting nationally to recommend a unified framework for health performance information and reporting
  • Managed the development of a discussion paper for an Australian Government department on contestable policy advice, including barriers and solutions
  • Reviewed course architecture for faculties at a metropolitan university, assessing the holistic portfolios and individual courses to recommend new courses
  • Managed the review of a financial peak body’s operating model, evaluating alternatives from a financial and operational perspective.

Outside of Nous

Jackson previously worked at the Eidos Institute, helping to design MindHive, an online platform for crowdsourcing expertise to address policy and business problems. He holds a Master of Arts (philosophy, politics and economics) (Honours) from Oxford University.

In his spare time...

Jackson is an avid Sydney Swans supporter and will continue to go to Melbourne every time they make a grand final, no matter how bad the result.