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© 2019 Inside Policy Pty Ltd.

Based in Sydney, Inside Policy is a national collaboration of experienced executives, project managers, social researchers, technologists, political operatives & policy wonks.  


We approach all of our engagements by combining our technical skill with our substantial real-life experience. All Inside Policy project team members proposed for any given engagement have direct experience working, in, and across government, corporate, community and small business sectors. They are also recognised experts in their field.


Our approach is simple. We apply our creativity, smarts and experience to assist our clients solve some of the toughest social policy challenges. This is our way of creating positive change.


Core to this approach is our preference to co-design. Our experience shows us that a much better outcome is achieved when you – the client – participate in the project. At Inside Policy we do not take your problem, go away and work out a solution, then hand the solution over. Rather, we work with you – hand in glove – by seeking your input and the input of key stakeholders at every step of the project.

Natalie Walker

Founder & Managing Director

BA(Psych) LLB MEcs (in progress)


Natalie has over 16 years experience working in and with the corporate, small business, government and

not-for-profit sectors on various social and economic policy.


Her previous roles include:

  • founding CEO of Supply Nation

  • project manager in KPMG's Health & Human Services Practice

  • advisor to the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission

  • various policy and program management roles in Queensland Government Department of Communities.


Natalie specialises in assisting Inside Policy clients to understand complex policy problems, identify the core issues and design ways forward.


Natalie combines her love of data, her facilitation expertise and her design thinking to help clients think clearly.

Rivkah Nissim

Project Manager

BA (Politics), GradCert Social Impact

Rivkah has over 15 years of policy advisory and project management experience in government and not for profit organisations.


Most recently, as Manager of Discrimination and Research at the Australian Human Rights Commission, Rivkah was responsible for leading projects and providing advice on business and human rights, diversity and inclusion issues.


Rivkah brings project management and social research skills together with policy expertise, strategic thinking and a focus on creating social impact.

Colin Stokes

Senior Consultant

Colin has 30 years of experience as a youth worker, health educator, trainer and consultant in government and non-government settings. He brings a practical understanding of the needs of funders, companies, services and communities along with a lifetime commitment to improving conditions for our most disadvantaged people.


Colin has particular skills in developing creative tools to engage workshop participants, including participants with literacy or disability concerns. Colin can provide real-time visual facilitation to record complex ideas and dynamic systems. He has experience of using drawings to develop storyboards and capture themes for effective co-design.


Rosie Ashley

Research Assistant


Rosie is a Sydney University honours graduate with a keen interest in policy and research. Previously, Rosie has worked on background papers on complex issues at an advocacy group and established the landscape of social policies in the Pacific region for an international agency. She has a passion for social justice and elucidating the policy environment on difficult topics.


At Inside Policy, Rosie works on establishing a strong empirical and theoretical groundwork on which projects can be built. Rosie does this through extensive literature reviews, providing research to support the rest of the team and deliverables, and conducting interviews and in-the-field research.