Nick Cox

Nick Cox


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Nick works with not-for-profit, private and public organisations in the schools, early childhood, population health, mental health and children and family sectors to develop and deliver their strategies and improve their performance. He draws on his multidisciplinary professional experiences to design solutions that will improve outcomes for end users.

Influential work

  • Partnered with an Australian Catholic school system to move towards a school-centric organisation, including revamping its service offer and delivery mechanisms to schools and realigning its organisational culture and structure
  • Provided strategic advice, analysis and stakeholder consultation to an independent review of a New South Wales (NSW) education agency
  • Advised the Department of Social Services on moving towards an outcomes-based service delivery model, including providing policy advice, designing the model and program logic, and co-facilitating co-design workshops with industry
  • Managed a complex, multi-stream review of an Australian Government agency to improve the strategic alignment and performance and efficiency of its operations, including leading extensive senior stakeholder consultation across government and industry
  • Reviewed and improved culture and collaboration across a NSW government portfolio.

Outside of Nous

Before joining Nous, Nick worked in federal government as a ministerial adviser and a public servant, was deputy principal of a New York high school, and managed Aboriginal youth community programs in far western NSW.

Nick has a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University, a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Sydney and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

In his spare time...

Nick is a big traveller and has lived and worked around Australia and the world. On the weekends, he enjoys music and spending plenty of time outdoors—ideally both at the same time.