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

  • Designed and delivered tailored workshops and forums across Western Australia (WA) for training providers contracted by an Australian Government department.
  • Managed the Australian Department of Education and Training’s Skills for Education and Training program across remote and regional WA
  • Comprehensively reviewed an Australian Government department’s governance and committee arrangements
  • Coordinated the design, development and implementation of an Australian Government department’s reconciliation action plan
  • Designed and coordinated the delivery of residential and mining camp events in the WA towns of Paraburdoo and Tom Price for Rio Tinto.

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, having managed a language, literacy and numeracy program in WA and taught visual arts in Phillip Island, Melbourne. She has design experience, holding a first class honours degree in filmmaking and photo media from The Australian National University (ANU)

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; creating science experiments in her kitchen, germinating tropical seedlings into plants; and spending time with her partner, family and friends.