Michele Konrad

Michele Konrad


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Michele is an experienced leader with a track record of success in remote and challenging operational environments. She has held senior operational and corporate roles in international companies in oil and gas, construction, defence and education. As someone who has ‘been there’, Michele has a pragmatic and effective approach to advising leaders and implementing change. Michele is also a storyteller, experienced in using creative tools to support leadership and transformation.

Influential work

  • Led a supply chain turnaround for an international oil company, developing new process, governance and teams while implementing a best-in-class freight-forwarding system
  •  Led a program to change workforce composition on a major project on the Tengiz Oilfields, increasing local content from 15% to 90% while maintaining schedule and performance targets
  •  Led the economic evaluation of a ~$3B capital investment project in Novy Urengoi, Siberia and formulated a recommendation to management on divestment
  • Created a strategy for downstream oil sales and marketing in Ukraine, including primary and secondary transportation and channel management worth ~$500M in capital investment
  • Led subcontracts negotiation for an equipment refurbishment program supporting the Rocket Forces of Ukraine, part of the SS-19 Dismantlement Program.

Outside of Nous

Before joining Nous Michele was head of supply chain for Oil Search, and prior to that a member of the field leadership team for producing assets in the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. Her experience includes international team leader roles with British Petroleum and Bechtel.

Michele holds master degrees in business and foreign affairs from Georgetown University. She is a member of the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) and the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Michele’s storytelling credentials include a Bachelor’s degree in literature from the University of Virginia, the Screenwriting program at New York Film Academy, a Production Certificate from UCLA, and Robert McKee’s iconic Story seminar. She is the co-author of a non-fiction book on the economies of societies in transition.

In her spare time...

Michele enjoys hiking, travelling and adventure; and appreciates the diverse cultural offerings of Sydney.