A committed team of...
Social researchers. Evaluators. Project managers. Writers. Visual strategists.
Policy advisors. Program designers. Facilitators.
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.
Founder & Strategic Advisor
BA (Psych) LLB MAICD
General Manager - Operations
Bachelor of Business
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Merran started work for Red Eye Records, managing bands and learning first-hand the art of zero-budget promotions and campaigns.
Moving to London, she worked for an array of creative businesses, from boutique marketing agency Solutions by Design to ecommerce innovator I Want One of Those.com, and finally advertising agency Agency.com, a pioneer in digital marketing, advertising and communications. Returning to Sydney after 11 years abroad, she continued working for ad agencies including Ogilvy One and TBWA before landing at Holler Australia, where she was Managing Director and worked with clients such as Audi Australia, Blackmores, Heineken and Nestlé.
Since leaving Holler in 2018, she has worked independently as a strategy consultant for MyPass Global, a tech start-up focused on workforce compliance software for the resources sector, as well as B2B agency Splendid Suggestions (Microsoft) and Common Ventures (Bank Australia and the Department of Home Affairs).
Cecilia has spent the past two decades working in government, corporate and not-for-profit sector roles across a range of policy areas.
Her previous roles include Principal Consultant with Aboriginal agency Murawin, Director at Cultural Perspectives, Government Relations Manager at National Congress of Australia's First Peoples and Australia Council for the Arts, principal policy roles in NSW Government, and as a senior ministerial advisor.
She has worked closely with Indigenous communities, organisations and businesses nationally in research, strategic development, facilitation and policy reform. Cecilia bases her approach on a strong belief in self-determination and the right of every community to have a voice in decisions that affect them.
General Manager - Advisory
BArts (History and Industrial Relations)
MAAPD (Indigenous policy)
Kirsti has over thirteen years devising policies and programs designed to boost Indigenous economic development, including the Indigenous Procurement Policy, the Indigenous Business Sector Strategy, the Indigenous Entrepreneur's Fund.
Her previous roles include: Assistant Secretary, Indigenous Economic and Policy Branch, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, General Manager, Business Development and Assistance Program, Indigenous Business Australia
Her work has involved collaboration with Indigenous business leaders, government agencies, state and territory governments, finance and not for profit sectors. Prior to entering government, Kirsti was a solicitor in private law firms in Victoria.
(Consultation + Visual Strategy)
Colin has more than two decades experience serving vulnerable people, including managing youth services and programs across NSW. In this time
Colin has developed a detailed understanding of health, housing, education, family violence and legal issues along with a deep respect for the strength and cohesion of disadvantaged families and communities.
Colin is a skilled workshop facilitator and trainer who designs engaging activities to draw out and document real solutions to complex problems. This includes using creative workshop tools and graphic facilitation methods.
Rosie is a keen researcher with a love of problem solving and thinking outside of the box. Rosie brings to the team her desktop and in the field research skills, including literature reviews, administrative data analysis, surveying, and interviewing. A core interest in her work is finding high level themes in qualitative and quantitative data to help provide insight into policy challenges.
Rosie has worked on and has interest in a wide range of policy areas, including family and domestic violence, Aboriginal affairs, disability and employment. Overall, Rosie has a passion for increasing the evidence base around social policies which support and empower the most vulner
BPESS (Hon I)
Alex has a decade of experience in social policy analysis throughout his academic roles during and following his PhD completion.
A qualitative sociologist by trade, Alex has developed the skills to collaborate with multiple stakeholders across a wide variety of policy domains for strong research outcomes.
Much of his work experience is in Indigenous Affairs policy, where working with people on the frontline of service delivery and advocacy is core to understanding the real world complexities of policy making.
Dr. Alex Page
PhD (Sociology), BSocSci (Hons I)
Bachelor Law and Psychological Science
Annalise joined Inside Policy in August 2021. Holding a Bachelor of Laws and Psychological Science from Griffith University, she has experience working in the care and protection sector, both as a therapeutic care worker supporting young people in out of home care, and as a solicitor with the Aboriginal Legal Service.
Annalise also has also worked in the family law sector, victims compensation, and civil law sector, particularly supporting women experiencing domestic violence.
Bachelor of Social Science
Emma is a recent graduate from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Social Science majoring in Public Policy, Law and Governance. Before retraining, she had a varied career in positions ranging from English as a Second Language Teacher to Assistant Project Manager at a fin-tech firm in Argentina. For the last three years, Emma has worked in various roles teaching English literacy skills to primary and high school students.
While she has always been interested in social justice issues, it was during her time in Argentina that she decided to turn that interest into something more. Seeing the difference that evidence-based policy and programs could make to disadvantaged communities, pushed her to return home and seek out a career where she could improve outcomes for vulnerable people.
Bachelor Law and Science - Ongoing
Will is studying a double degree of a Bachelor of Laws & a Bachelor of Science at Macquarie University and is currently in his third year of study. Will is looking to develop research and communication skills through an internship at Inside Policy.
Will enjoys getting involved in the community where he can. Inside Policy fills his interest in getting to work in a role that is varied, requires social skills and interactions with clients, colleagues and the community whilst providing an opportunity to work on issues like Indigenous affairs that he himself is passionate about.
He is in the third year of his degree has experience working with people as an ambassador and mentor within the Macquarie University community.In
Pauline has over 7 years’ experience working in the advertising and marketing space.
Predominantly working business to business, she has assisted her clients to look at the way their business is portrayed to their customer and implements plan to improve their presence.
In her role as Account Manager, she has run of a team of 9 sales representatives. With her team, they were able to transform the areas that had previously been underperforming to a top performing area.
Due to this role, she has experience in policy and procedures, recruitment, performance management, system training, product training, complaint handling.
Pauline enjoy the challenge of thinking outside the box and problem solving.