Nina Terrey

Dr Nina Terrey

Dr Nina Terrey

Co-founding partner and Chief Methodologist at global design innovation company ThinkPlace. Nina is considered a world leading expert in design thinking applied to tackling complex problems facing society. Nina works at the interface of challenges that matter to governments, communities and industry. Recent areas of focus include human and social services for vulnerable and at risk people; increased adoption of renewable energy addressing systemic issues; transforming government to ensure strong institutions and economic prosperity; new engagement models for local governments; establishing and facilitating innovation ecosystems within organisations and cross sectors; and pioneering design thinking at scale addressing social, environmental and political issues impacting at national and international levels.

Nina is a recognised world leader in design thinking and designing for public good. She frequently speaks at international design and management conferences in such topic areas as management and design, design strategy and culture, and effective system-wide transformation and design-led change. Nina’s PhD is globally recognised as one of the earliest in-depth case studies of public sector adopting design thinking. Since 2015 Nina has been an Associate Professor at the Institute of Governance and Policy Analysis, University of Canberra in Australia. She teaches public management programs in the design thinking and co-design.