About Nova

About Nova

Nova Economics is a niche economics and strategy consultancy based in South Africa. The firm was founded in 2015 by Kay Walsh who has fifteen years of experience working as an economist in the strategy consulting and investment banking industries. We are a multi-disciplinary team, who draw on our combined experience in economics, engineering and accounting to analyse problems from different perspectives. We share a passion for solving complex problems and a desire to contribute to faster, more inclusive and sustainable economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa.

We are here because we enjoy the freedom and flexibility of working in a niche consultancy provides. We value the opportunity to pursue work that we find interesting and meaningful.

We pride ourselves in producing work of a high standard and delivering insight based on rigorous analysis and empirical evidence. We build long term relationships with our clients and are committed to providing unbiased and pragmatic strategic advice.

Meet the team

Meet the Nova team

Our core team members hold advanced degrees in economics, accounting, and engineering. We have significant experience in economic and strategy consulting and have provided services to a range of clients across the energy, financial services, transport, and health industries.

Kay Walsh
Kay Walsh
Peter Searle
Peter Searle
Jessica Kiln
Jessica Kiln
Jaco Nel
Jaco Nel
Peter Meihuizen
Peter Meihuizen

Meet our associates

We have adopted a flexible consulting model which enables us to bring in associate consultants when we require additional capacity or specific skills or industry knowledge. Our associate consultants are experienced professionals and researchers and many are former colleagues. They are familiar with our approaches, tools and methods and share our work ethic, which facilitates ongoing collaboration.

Samantha Filby
Samantha Filby
Talisa Du Bois
Talisa Du Bois

Our network

We maintain strong links with leading academics in the fields of regulatory, health, energy, and maritime economics, and with a network of trusted industry experts. When an engagement requires specific technical skills or deep-industry knowledge, we are able to draw on this specialist network to bring our clients the right blend and level of expertise.

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