Tessa Sidnam

Tessa Sidnam


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Tessa is a highly analytical thinker and leader with experience working across several industries in the public and private sectors. She brings experience in business and digital strategy, brand image development and large-scale data analysis. Tessa started her career as an intellectual property lawyer, creating tailored and scalable solutions for a variety of large and small businesses. She moved into a more analytical role where she translated large data sets into accessible and actionable insights that can be used to solve complex and varied problems.

Influential work

  • Worked with a tech start-up to develop a mobile app from the ground-up; including devising brand strategy and image, confidentiality agreements and intellectual property protection
  • Worked with CSIRO to develop a commercially relevant and tailored intellectual property strategy for several scientific patents
  • Prepared a presentation to business owners on the importance of taking leadership of a business’s brand identity from its inception
  • Worked closely with IT experts to design a Microsoft Excel macro that would work with a large retailer’s internal system to allow large disorganised datasets to be interrogable for actionable insights
  • Researched an extra-legal conception of human rights that would serve as moral justification for human rights and a normative benchmark against which laws and global decisions might be assessed.

Outside of Nous

Tessa started her career as an intellectual property lawyer, working across a large range of industries to help large and small businesses leverage their intellectual property rights and develop strong brand strategies. She then stepped away from law to work in the fashion/retail industry and worked for Myer as an analyst in the buying team.

Tessa holds a Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor from The University of Melbourne, and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from Australia National University.

In her spare time...

Tessa loves music of all genres, film festivals, and fashion. She also loves to visit new places and try new foods.