Michele Konrad

Michele Konrad

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Michele is a highly effective leader with a track record of success in senior operational and corporate roles. She is also a storyteller, skilled in using creative approaches to expand influence and engage support. This combination of operational and creative skills makes Michele an impactful advisor and leader. As someone who has ‘been there’, Michele brings clarity and insight to her support for organisations working to help create the world we want to live in.

Influential work

  • Led the development of environmental, sustainability and land-use strategies for government departments including the Office of Environment and Heritage NSW; Crown Lands NSW; Lands & Water NSW; and the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment NSW
  • Developed innovative techniques for teams in high pressure environments to make workplace culture more supportive and operationally effective, in diverse fields including crime prevention, financial regulation and emergency services
  • Supported an Australian Government department through complex multi-stakeholder negotiations and implementation planning to support the handover of a former mining town in the Northern Territory to its Traditional Owners
  • Working with the Nous Video team, produced and directed engaging video content to support operational and strategic change within public service organisations, universities and peak bodies.

Outside of Nous

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

Michele holds master’s degrees in business and foreign affairs from Georgetown University, as well as a diploma in project management. Her creative qualifications include a certificate in content creation from the Australian Film Television and Radio School; a producer’s certificate from The University of California, Los Angeles; and a screenwriting certificate from the New York Film Academy.

In her spare time...

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