A committed team of...

Social researchers. Evaluators. Project managers. Writers. Visual strategists.

Policy advisors. Program designers. Facilitators.

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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 Walker

Founder & Managing Director

BA(Psych) LLB  MAICD

Merran Morton 

General Manager

BA (Marketing)

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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.

Cecilia Anthony

General Manager - Advisory

BArts (History and Industrial Relations)

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.

Rivkah Nissim

Director - Advisory

BA (Politics), Grad Cert Social Impact

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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.

Kirsti McQueen

Director 

LLB, BCom,

MAAPD (Indigenous policy)

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.

 

Colin Stokes

Senior Consultant

(Consultation + Visual Strategy)

Anna Connell

Senior Consultant

BA (History & English) Hon

Anna is passionate about developing creative solutions to complex policy problems. She focuses on engaging clients to design conceptual and synthesised person-centred solutions. She brings a holistic approach to project management, focusing on stakeholder engagement and producing engaging and audience-appropriate communications.

Anna has experience across a range of social policy areas - including social housing, child and family policy, and domestic and family violence policy.

She loves language and ideas, and is passionate about developing solutions that empower vulnerable individuals and communities.

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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

Rosie Ashley

Acting Senior Consultant

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

Senior Consultant

PhD (Sociology), BSocSci (Hons I)

Sylvi Georgouras

Consultant

Bachelor of Social Science

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Sylvi’s passion is to empower communities and people to achieve social justice and sustainability. She is hard-working, driven, and always loves to be challenged. Being able to analyse data and create excellent client solutions is at the core of who she is, and she believes there is not a problem too complex to solve.

 

Sylvi is a recent graduate from Western Sydney University with a Bachelor of Social Science, majoring in Criminology and Criminal Justice. For the past three and a half years, she has been working first-hand within the Indigenous community sector in Redfern.

 

Most recently, Sylvi has been working within the research space for the insurance sector, sifting through data and information to uncover new insights.

Annalise Roberts

Consultant

Bachelor Law and Psychological Science

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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.

Emma Robinson

Consultant

Bachelor of Social Science

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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.

William Frazer

Research Assistant

Bachelor Law and Science - Ongoing

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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.

Pauline Tayler

Team Manager

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