Victoria Machinandiarena

Victoria Machinandiarena

Senior Consultant

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Vicky is a senior consultant with over 10 years’ international experience across the education, human services, government and not-for-profit sectors. She has worked in evaluations of government programs, service system redesigns, structural reviews and strategy implementation. Prior to joining Nous, Vicky worked as a policy adviser for a range of New South Wales (NSW) Government portfolios; including family and community services, education and industry.

Influential work

  • Managed the evaluation of pilot programs implemented by the Victorian Department of Education and Training to lift students’ aspirations in rural and regional schools
  • Worked with NSW Government agencies on a review and redesign of the domestic and family violence service system and developed practical recommendations and a long-term version to strengthen the system
  • Worked on the development of a NSW Government framework for the subsidy allocation and reporting arrangements of community service obligations for vocational education providers
  • Developed strategies to implement and monitor a federal program for the digital inclusion of all public high school students in Argentina
  • Reviewed the effectiveness and efficiency of strategic relations functions for a government health department and recommended improvements to their strategic relation functions.

Outside of Nous

Prior to Nous, Vicky was a policy adviser for a range of NSW Government portfolios. She led community development projects early in her professional years, both on the ground and in head offices of Argentinean non-government organisations. She then joined the advisory team for the Argentinian Ministry, where she developed and implemented innovative policies at state and federal level. At university Vicky joined an information technology (IT) start-up that won a merit prize in a national IT contest.

Vicky holds a Master of Public Policy from The University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Education (Honours) from Universidad de San Andres, Argentina.

In her spare time...

Vicky is into anything arts, mainstream and underground. She relaxes with a good read and challenges herself by taking tennis classes. Travelling is Vicky’s favourite way to explore life.