Who are we?

Who are we?

NOAH Consulting specialises in Federal Government Innovation Programs and Grant schemes with a particular focus on the flagship program in that space, the R&D Tax Incentive.

While we are experts in the legislation and guidelines, we take time to get to know our client’s business and work collaboratively with them to maximise their entitlement and funding opportunities. Our philosophy is simple – what is the best possible outcome for the customer and how can we deliver it? Often, this means breaking away from traditional and antiquated consulting methodologies and devising a more customized and focused approach.

We aim to reduce the compliance burden by taking responsibility for the generation of the bulk of the statutory paperwork and managing any interaction with government.

With customers across Australia, our approach has proven to be remarkably successful over the course of more than a decade of consulting with all kinds of companies across all types of industry – from tech start-ups to the largest multinational corporations.

In recent years we have become more active in the start-up community and have sought to encourage many of these businesses through our sponsorship and involvement with Sydney Seed Fund, Tank Stream Labs, SydStart, Tech23 and many others.

Our Directors

Andrew Hills

BSc, BA (Hons), LLB, ATIA

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Andrew has provided consulting services in the area of government support for R&D since 1993, and is one of Australia’s most experienced authorities in the area of Federal Government R&D support programs, having compiled R&D claims totaling several billion dollars.

In particular, Andrew has been heavily and successfully involved in the defence of claims placed under audit scrutiny by AusIndustry and the ATO. As an ATO/AusIndustry Tax Concession Consultative Group member, Andrew has made numerous submissions to the Federal Government on proposed legislative changes.

Over the past 20 years, Andrew has provided R&D services to many multi-national organisations across numerous industries, including mining, manufacturing, biotechnolgy and IT.


 Nicholas O’Han


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Nicholas brings a wealth of experience and energy to NOAH, having worked in the area of Federal Government R&D support programs since 2001. Prior to working at NOAH, Nicholas, worked closely with executives and technical staff of several multi-national organizations in compiling their R&D claims.

During this time, he was successful in securing millions of dollars in federal government funding for research and development projects.

Nicholas is an avid mountaineer, having undertaken several treks in Nepal and summiting peaks at more than 6000m.


Elie O’Han

BL&E (Surveying), Grad Dip IT

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Elie brings a depth of knowledge and experience in commercial enterprises, having held executive management positions in both the public and private sectors, focusing on the IT industry and high tech innovation generally, both in Australia and overseas.

Elie’s experience includes Country and Regional Management, General Management, CIO, Major Business Transactions, Sales Management in Software, Hardware, Professional Services and Consultancy and as Board Member for a number of companies.

Elie has successfully applied his diverse knowledge and experience to help deliver benefits for NOAH clients through the R&D support programs.