Lara Norman

Lara Norman


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Lara has over a decade’s experience in public sector program delivery and education. She has extensive experience in adult education; and contract, program and project management. Lara combines her understanding of adult pedagogy with a deep awareness of public sector approaches and processes to achieve strategic educational outcomes for clients.

Influential work

  • Conducted a comprehensive review of an Indigenous chronic disease management program for the Australian Government
  • Evaluated the Aurora Education Foundation’s Indigenous Scholarships Portal so it can better meet the needs of Indigenous students seeking tertiary education opportunities
  • Reviewed an Australian Government agency’s engagement strategy to increase university student’s financial capability
  • Analysed and reviewed an Australian Government agency’s education and engagement strategy to reposition and realign its training offer
  • Managed the Australian Government Department of Education and Training’s Skills for Education and Training program across remote and regional Western Australia (WA).

Outside of Nous

Before joining Nous, Lara held corporate positions in the Australian Government. Her experience includes organisational development, culture change, governance, reporting and compliance and parliamentary coordination.

Lara also has significant experience in adult education: she managed a language, literacy and numeracy program in WA and taught visual arts in Phillip Island, Melbourne. She has creative design experience, holding a first-class honours degree in filmmaking and photo media from The Australian National University.

Lara has spent significant personal and professional time in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory and remote areas of WA, and has a keen interest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures and history.

In her spare time...

Lara enjoys walking up Canberra’s Mount Ainslie and spending time with her family and friends.