Simon Guttmann

Simon Guttmann


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Simon brings extensive and varied experience in Australia and the US as a management consultant, marketing and sales executive, economist and researcher. He has led work with diverse organisations across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors in strategy, business transformation, business process redesign, organisational structure, people and culture. Simon is renowned for expert insights on complex strategic and operational issues based on considered analysis and rigorous creative thinking. He is also an exceptionally well-regarded facilitator.

Influential work

  • Led user-centred research to assist one of the world’s largest fund managers redesign their service offer to financial advisers
  • Led multi-year strategic planning for a financial services institution engendering significant improvement in service delivery, expansion into new service areas and improvement in internal capability
  • Led work with a financial services institution to transform their workforce and culture; including developing an employee value proposition, a reward and recognition strategy and a talent management framework
  • Led a complete transformation for a New South Wales Government agency across service delivery, systems and processes, capability, leadership and culture
  • Led the development of strategic plans for a range of environmental and science focussed organisations, including the Australian Antarctic Division and The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

Outside of Nous

Simon’s earlier professional experience includes working for the Victorian Government in New York City, with responsibility for attraction of foreign direct investment to Victoria and assisting Victorian exporters. He has also worked at the Reserve Bank of Australia as a research economist and US and China country expert; the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, DC; and the Australian Productivity Commission.

Simon holds a PhD and an Honours Degree of the Bachelor of Economics from Monash University. His PhD thesis, published as The Rise and Fall of Monetary Targeting in Australia (2005), received rave reviews.

Simon was a Cub Scout leader for ten years.

In his spare time...

Simon enjoys the outdoors, cooking and books, and spending time with his two young children. He agrees with the assessment that ‘Flying High’ is the greatest comedy of all time.