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).

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.

 

When Kirsti is not working, she is podcasting on women and personal finance, growing veggies, fermenting anything she can find and spending quality time with her family.

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.

 

When not working Colin can be found driving the ‘B’ roads of NSW, enjoying a game of pool, drawing and painting or cooking up a feast for friends and family

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.

In her free time, Anna can be found learning vintage dance styles, baking delicious treats, and checking out the latest music, movies or musicals.

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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 vulnerable groups in our society.

Outside of Inside Policy, Rosie can be found hiking around NSW, getting her artistic groove on, or searching for Sydney’s best vegan-friendly restaurants.

Rosie Ashley

Acting Senior Consultant

BPESS (Hon 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.

William Frazer

Research Assistant

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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 Williams spare time he loves attended concerts. 

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.

In Pauline’s spare time, she enjoy going to a farm stay in Hartley where a glass of red wine goes wonderfully with the fire after a day of riding horses.

Pauline Tayler

Team Manager

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