Tess Lawley

Tess Lawley

Senior Consultant

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Tess designs effective solutions to business and social problems through a consultative, evidence-based approach. As an executive manager and board member, she has developed and implemented strategic, structural and cultural change in the not-for-profit (NFP) sector. Tess has extensive experience managing people and resources to achieve organisational objectives.

Influential work

  • Increased income from social enterprise activities through marketing and customer relationship improvements
  • Built and maintained relationships with major funding bodies and in-kind donors for a small NFP
  • Implemented a staffing restructure to maximise efficiency and achieve social impact objectives
  • Completed a major redevelopment of policies and procedures for an incorporated association with paid staff and volunteer members
  • Delivered and evaluated the pilot year of a national youth engagement project.

Outside of Nous

Prior to joining Nous, Tess was the general manager of youth community media organisation SYN Media. Tess is passionate about and has volunteered widely across the community broadcasting sector, including as a radio announcer on 3TripleR and a board member of the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. Tess currently sits on the board of PBS FM in Melbourne.

In her spare time...

Tess spends her time off playing amateur football and drinking cups of tea. She never misses an opportunity for a weekend in the country.