Rachael Buckland

Rachael Buckland


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Rachael is a consultant with a strong background in public policy. She is driven to make a difference and has a keen interest in working collaboratively to tackle complex and often sensitive policy and organisational challenges.

Influential work

  • Working with a federal government client to complete a performance review of the functions, cost-effectiveness and governance of six organisations in the Indigenous sector
  • Conducted an evaluation of the Australian National University student residences in response to the Australian Human Rights Commission report into sexual assault and sexual harassment on university campuses
  • Worked with a civil society organisation to scope options for potential third-party intervention in a humanitarian crisis
  • Completed a performance assessment of six government funded not-for-profit organisations
  • Conducted a strategic review to guide philanthropic investment decisions in the Indigenous sector.

Outside of Nous

Before joining Nous, Rachael was a research associate at the Lowy Institute and a project manager at NSWRC. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) and a Bachelor of Laws from The University of Sydney, where she majored in government and international relations. Rachael has a keen interest in Asia and The Pacific; and during her degree undertook law studies in Malaysia, Indonesia, Nepal and Germany.

In her spare time...

Rachael enjoys spending her spare time bushwalking and exploring nature. She embraces opportunities to travel and loves learning about different cultures and political systems.