Nancy Tran

‘Being aware of the need to level the playing field has always been a part of my life. My parents came to Australia as refugees, and they worked hard to give me the sorts of opportunities that they didn’t have growing up. Initially I worked overseas to help create those opportunities in other countries, but I’ve come back to Australia because there’s still a lot to be done to increase equality here. Being able to contribute to that as part of my day to day work gives me great sense of completeness.’

Nancy is a Principal, Consulting at SVA with over ten years of professional experience in management consulting and international development. She has worked on a range of projects at SVA, with a focus on outcomes monitoring and evaluation and strategic planning, for non-profit organisations and corporate funders. Recently, Nancy worked on a cost-benefit analysis for Berry St, to help make the case for early intervention in the Victorian child protection system, as well as the potential implications of Covid-19, and the subsequent additional benefits of early investment.

Prior to joining SVA, Nancy worked as a consultant on several development programs in Nigeria and Tanzania with TechnoServe, an international non-profit organisation focusing on business solutions and market based approaches to addressing poverty. In Australia, she was a Senior Business Analyst with A.T. Kearney and delivered strategic consulting projects to corporate clients from a range of sectors.

Nancy holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) and Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Melbourne, and a Graduate Diploma in International Development from the University of London.

Nancy has shared her insights on outcomes management in a useful blog post, as well as her experience with the portfolio approach to corporate social investment in this article.