Healthcare executive Ray Messom joins Nous Group as principal

11 April 2024 2 min. read
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Ray Messom, an experienced healthcare executive, has joined management consultancy Nous Group as a principal and leader of the Canadian health & ageing practice.

Based in Vancouver, Messom is returning to Canada after 12 years in Australia, where he held several leadership roles in the healthcare sector.

He most recently spent five years as CEO of WentWest, Western Sydney’s primary health network, overseeing more than 6,000 medical and support staff and more than A$1 billion of health services annually.

Before that, Messom spent six years at the New South Wales Ministry of Health, where he was executive director of the system information and analytics branch. In the role, he led data, analytics, and digital improvements across 228 hospitals and drive improvements in health system purchasing, performance, management and integration, and patient experience.Healthcare executive Ray Messom joins Nous Group as principal Prior to that, he spent seven years at PwC Canada and PwC Australia, latterly as associate director for economics and policy within the advisory services practice. He began his career at Natural Resources Canada, where he was an economist.

Messom has a master’s degree in business economics from Wilfrid Laurier University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Dalhousie University.

“I am thrilled to welcome Ray to Nous to lead and strengthen our growing Canadian health practice. I am glad Ray is able to work with us in his native Canada, where I know he is highly respected,” said Tim Orton, CEO and managing principal. “His extensive experience as an executive in public and private health organizations positions him to support Nous clients with their biggest challenges in healthcare.”

Headquartered in Melbourne, Nous provides consulting in strategy, digital, data and analytics, public policy, organizational performance, and leadership and talent. Nous serves clients in financial services, government, and government-adjacent sectors – such as utilities, human services, health, defense, infrastructure, and education.

Nous has over 700 people across Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Canada.

“I am proud to be taking up this leadership role in Nous’ Health & Ageing Practice, joining a dedicated and passionate team across Australia, Canada and the UK,” Messom said. “I am excited to connect our Canadian clients with Nous’ international partners and travel together to solve health’s most pressing challenges to improve health outcomes for Canadians.”