About Us

The Business

Established in 1997 Revolution Ash Consulting has a long-standing association with the Mining/ Resources Sector. We have also done work in the Manufacturing, Printing and the Retail sectors as well as with NGO/ Non-Profit companies. We are a small organization and so our clients get to work directly with our Principals. We do have a number of associates who we can call upon to support large programs/ projects as well as a track record of developing and using the capability of client employees to support and deliver key workshops.

Our product and service offering spans six areas:

  • Culture and Behavioral Change
  • Teamwork
  • The Development & Execution of Plans
  • Organizational Structure and People Systems
  • The Management of Diversity & Inclusivity
  • Change Management – P2T

The business while operating out of bases in Melbourne and Sydney takes us throughout Australia and our Principals have also worked in Botswana, Indonesia, Malaysia, Namibia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, South Africa, Swaziland, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and Zimbabwe.

Owner & Director

Don Bryan Wiggill Ash

Don is an Organizational Consultant with 25 years of working internationally in the Private, Public and Non-For Profit sectors. Don has worked with Conservation Volunteers Australia, the Victorian Government’s Public Service, BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Amcor, World Vision Australia and NZ, Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal, Clough, PaperlinX and The Uniting Church of Australia’s Ministry for Social Justice. Having worked in the USA, Chile, Brazil, Russia, across south East Asia especially in Laos and Singapore, throughout Australia, New Zealand and Southern Africa Don has a depth and breadth or organizational experience.

Don specializes in the four areas of:

  1. Leadership Development Programs for Frontline Leaders and Graduates
  2. High Performance Teams (Rapid Start Project Workshops and Natural Team Skilling, Building and Bonding)
  3. The Management of Culture i.e. Enabling client organization to translate Values into Behaviours and the
  4. Facilitation of Strategy and Planning Sessions

Friends & Associates

James Cooper

Currently an HR practitioner with a large Australian resource company.

I have worked in the resource sector for over twenty years, in three different countries, for midsized to large resource companies and across a variety of metals. Qualified as a South African Chartered Accountant and Australian CPA, coupled with an MBA, I have worked in senior roles in the Financial, Commercial, Human Resources and Organisational Development fields. My work journey commenced in the financial arena and has progressed to the OD world as I discovered that my passion lay in this area. I attribute the sparking of my passion to working with Don and Michelle and also under some extraordinary leadership. “100 small things” was of course prominent in this epiphany and resulted in a career change for me. The awakening that business is a people game and the choices around how to master leadership and enable strategy, particularly through leading culture change has been personally inspiring. I have treasured and enjoyed the intellectual rigour, elegance and learning around the theory and seeing the fruits of it in practice. I feel privileged to be associated with “100 small things” and whether you know it or not we are all a product of it!

Kerry Osling

Kerry Osling has worked within the aluminium smelting and mineral sands industries in a number of operational and technical leadership roles. He holds a Chemical Engineering degree with a Masters of Business Administration and has extensive experience in developing teams and culture to improve business performance. Kerry has actively lead change in safety, employment systems, costs, process capability, and plant expansion/commissioning. Having worked for Comalco Smelting and Tiwest Joint Venture, Kerry now provides consulting and training services. His clients have included Aldoga Aluminium, WMC Nickel, Tiwest JV, and BHP Billiton.

And for those interested in MBTI Kerry’s profile is ESTP.

James Lawson

James Lawson has worked in the Victorian State Government for the last seven years with roles in the Departments of Education, Treasury and Finance and Justice. Prior to this he worked in the UK in both the not-for-profit and government sectors.

James has a Law degree, is a qualified chef, has completed Motorola Six Sigma Black Belt training and is currently undertaking an Executive Masters in Public Administration through the Australia and New Zealand School of Government. He has experience in leading multi-disciplinary teams, implementing significant change initiatives and engaging with business, community and other stakeholder groups.

At the Department of Treasury and Finance James co-facilitated the delivery of Success through People to the Government Services Division and then led the on-going implementation of the approach within the workplace.

James is currently managing the Bushfire Buy-back Scheme, a cross-Government project led by the Department of Justice, delivering upon the Government’s election commitment to implement recommendation 46 of the Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission Final Report.

Emma McQueen

If the role of a coach is to inspire, encourage, lead and empower their teams to deliver on agreed strategy, Emma McQueen can be considered a leader amongst leaders.

With a history of senior management roles within the not-for-profit, mining and corporate sectors, Emma has been “officially” coaching for nearly 10 years and “unofficially” coaching throughout her entire life.  A single meeting with Emma leaves you in no doubt that you’re in the presence of a dedicated, highly competent and very dynamic coach.
As a coach, Emma works with a number of high profile individuals and has developed numerous tools and approaches for their unique talents and attributes.  Every client is treated differently yet every client is treated like gold!

A genuine and compassionate person, Emma has a unique ability to quickly create trusting environments for her clients where they can safely explore their motivations and personal challenges.  Emma focuses on leveraging individual strengths to fully achieve at work and leaves clients feeling fulfilled and empowered.  Don’t be fooled though… Emma is resolute and achievement focused, holding people to account for their actions and building motivation for them to succeed.

When not (officially) coaching, Emma works for a well-known not-for-profit organisation and dedicates her talents to a number of boards in non-executive director positions.  Wherever she is found, Emma is working to get the best from those she has contact with.

Stephen Hanlon

Stephen Hanlon is a Human Resources specialist who thrives in contemporary fast paced environments with extensive HR Business Partnership and Learning and Development experience within the FMCG, Apparel, Charity and Finance sectors.  Stephen has introduced 70:20:10 and strengths based individual development plans organisationally to increase employee engagement and performance and lead extensive organisational change projects.  His very commercial and practical approach to HR Business Partnering and L&D reflects his Myers-Briggs profile ESTJ, Belbin: Resource Investigator, Plant and Shaper style.