Michael O'Driscoll

Michael O'Driscoll

Chief Executive Officer Nous House

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Michael manages Nous Group's unique co-working offer, Nous House. He has a diverse private sector background covering financial services, franchising, retailing, logistics, the building industry, e-commerce and digital and technology services. He has been a leader in the franchise sector across Australia and New Zealand. Michael was a director of Franchise Council of Australia for three years and regularly speaks at franchising conferences about how to use cloud-based technologies and enterprise social tools to engage franchisees in digital transformation. He has owned and operated his own retail business while living in New Zealand.

Influential work

  • Rolling out Nous’ innovative co-working business Nous House, a dedicated and modern co-working space that comprises open desks, private offices and start-of-the-art technology-enabled meeting rooms across Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne
  • Leading the team that manages this unique co-working experience; which enables small professional businesses to collaborate with and work alongside Nous Group, Australia’s best management consulting firm and one that has a unique and award-winning culture.

Outside of Nous

Prior to joining Nous, Michael was a business owner, company director and volunteer mentor. He was director of the Franchise Council of Australia;  volunteer mentor for The First Foundation in New Zealand; chief executive or operating officer of six businesses; worked for brands such as Citibank, Fletcher Building, Fastway Couriers and Ogilvy (New Zealand); founded and co-owned a retail business, cafe and cooking school in New Zealand; produced two television cooking shows in New Zealand called Cook the Books and which were sold to a Chinese television network; and directed Australia’s only dedicated technology business for the franchising sector.

Michael holds a Master of Business Administration in International Franchising Strategy from The International Management Centre.

In his spare time...

Based in Brisbane, Michael enjoys frequent travel, cooking and a less-than-rigorous exercise program of cycling and boxing.