Ashley Berman

Ashley Berman

Senior Consultant

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Ashley is passionate about collaborating with clients to develop creative solutions to wicked problems. Since joining Nous, he has worked with clients in government, member-based organisations and the private sector on a range of projects; including strategic planning and implementation, building leadership capability, improving internal processes, and designing new approaches to service delivery. Clients value Ashley’s eye for detail and nuance, aptitude for research and analysis, and ability to communicate with clarity and impact.

Influential work

  • Worked with a government department to develop a framework that deepens cross-sector collaboration and coordination in the provision of homelessness services
  • Designed an app-based solution for a private company to ensure third party contractors adhere to regulatory standards, significantly reducing administrative burden while increasing oversight
  • Facilitated a senior leadership retreat for a Victorian university to develop its next strategic plan
  • Developed the 2017 internal communications plan for a national agency going through a period of rapid growth
  • Conducted site visits at public aged care homes to ensure that the facilities meet government standards and residents are being treated with dignity.

Outside of Nous

Ashley holds a Bachelor of Arts (politics and history, Honours) from Monash University and a Juris Doctor (Honours) from The University of Melbourne. He previously practised as a criminal lawyer at a boutique firm, appearing daily in the Victorian Magistrates’ and County Courts. He also spent five months volunteering as a capital defender in Louisiana, working on appeals for indigent defendants on death row. Ashley remains active in anti-death-penalty advocacy.

In his spare time...

Ashley divides spare time between playing basketball, watching Louis Theroux documentaries and eating elaborate breakfasts. He prides himself on getting the nine-letter word in the newspaper and on his elaborate socks.