John Hakim

John Hakim


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John has over 18 years of business and consulting experience within the public and private sectors in Australia and the Middle East. He is Project Management Professional (PMP)-certified, has established and run several project management offices (PMOs) and has extensive experience leading the delivery of large and complex international projects; including strategic planning, operating and service delivery model design, organisation restructuring and transformation, efficiency improvement and establishment of PMO academies and universities.

Influential work

  • Designed and delivered teams activation sessions for a NSW organisation to roll out the newly developed strategic and implementation plans
  • Led the development and roll-out of a public-private-partnership program for vocational training to align sector outcomes to job market needs, including rolling out a pilot of the program with a budget over $130 million
  • Established the Strategic Program Management Office for a ministry and oversaw the rollout of 40 strategic initiatives
  • Guided the restructuring of corporate services, standing-up of shared services and design of centre-of-excellence advisory functions for several NSW and Victoria government departments
  • Assessed business technology requirements, identified key ICT initiatives and developed five-year technology plans for 10 NSW Government agencies.

Outside of Nous

Prior to joining Nous, John helped several NSW and Victorian Government departments improve service delivery, enhance operational efficiencies and deliver robust and successful business cases for Cabinet submission.

John’s career in education began as an astronomy, physics and science teacher. He then went on to work in the Strategy-Policy Unit and Schools Inspection Bureau in the Dubai Education Authority. John has delivered large engagements in over 10 countries.

John holds a Master of Business Administration from Heriot-Watt University from Edinburgh Business School, a Bachelor of Science (physics) from Notre Dame University, and a Project Management Professional Certificate from the Project Management Institute.

In his spare time...

John loves astro-photography, traveling with his partner, playing tennis, bowling and renovating properties.