Andrew Hamilton and Kelly Rowe join Nous Group in Toronto

30 October 2020 3 min. read
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Australia-based management consultancy Nous Group has expanded its Toronto office with the addition of experienced consultants Andrew Hamilton and Kelly Rowe. The firm also announced it was bolstering the Toronto office – which opened in late 2019 – with a number of transferred employees from its Australia and UK operations.

Andrew Hamilton joins the Toronto office as a principal. He brings two decades of experience – mostly at Big Four firm KPMG – advising on projects in the health and public sectors in Canada and around the globe. Some of his previous engagements include working with the Government of Bahamas to design and implement a national health insurance program and leading the development of a business model for an integrated health system for the Sioux Lookout First Nation’s Health Authority.

Hamilton started his management consulting career at KPMG Consulting/BearingPoint as a manager in 2001. Between 2008 and 2010, he worked at Montreal-based management consultancy Universalia, serving as Ontario lead. Hamilton then spent four years at KPMG Canada before transferring to KPMG in the Caribbean in 2015, where he built a successful management consulting practice.

Between 2017 and 2019, Hamilton was a director at KPMG International, where he was a founding member of the KPMG Centre for Universal Health Coverage, which advises jurisdictions on progress toward UHC.

Andrew Hamilton and Kelly Rowe, Nous

Hamilton spent the last year as an independent consultant and sessional lecturer at York University. He has an MBA from McGill University and bachelor’s degrees from Western University and Carleton University.

Kelly Rowe joins Nous’ Toronto office as a director, bringing more than 10 years of strategy, policy, and consulting experience, with a focus on the public sector.

Rowe spent the last three years at EY’s Toronto office, working on public-facing management consulting engagements. One engagement involved leading the social and community impact strategy for a major gold producer and working with government and indigenous stakeholders.

Before EY, Rowe held strategic advisor roles at all three levels of government, serving as a senior advisor on social impact bonds for the Ontario government, a senior strategic advisor to the Minister of Infrastructure at the federal government level, and as a strategic advisor to the TTC Chair at the City of Toronto. Earlier in her career, Rowe was a research and policy analyst at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

Rowe holds a PhD and master’s degree in political science and government from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Spain and a BA in political science and government from York University.

Nous Group also announced that several Australia and UK team member are relocating to the Toronto office, which was spearheaded by leaders Tim Kennedy and Tom Tyler King less than a year ago. The company plans to grow its Canadian location to a dozen team members in the near term.

Nous says that it has secured several major consulting contracts with Canadian universities – which are currently struggling with myriad Covid-19-related challenges, including declining enrolment, virtual learning implementation, and health and safety issues.

“Canada offers an exciting growth opportunity for Nous and I am thrilled that we are able to expand our team there,” said Tim Orton founder and managing director of Nous Group. “Our higher education clients in Canada are already experiencing the benefits of our expertise, developed over more than 20 years, and we look forward to welcoming more clients in that sector and others.”

Founded in 1999, Nous Group has since expanded to a team of more than 400 professionals in nine Australian offices, as well as a location in London, UK. The firm offers management consulting in a wide range of areas, including strategy, digital, data & analytics, public policy, organizational performance, and leadership & talent. Nous Group serves clients in financial services, government, and government-adjacent sectors – such as utilities, human services, health, defence, infrastructure, and education.