Beechwood’s world-class, multi-disciplinary team and associates seek clarity on the other side of complexity. Although these experienced practitioners are subject matter specialists, they prefer to facilitate and motivate those who then have to implement the strategy rather than instruct and dictate.
Ash has a decade of operational and policy experience in the humanitarian sector, within both NGOs and UN agencies. Through his work at UNOCHA, Unicef, Oxfam, and World Vision International, he has conducted wide-ranging advocacy-oriented research and policy development on key issues affecting humanitarian operations. He has supported inter-cluster coordination in the Philippines (including engagement in Cluster Performance Monitoring and leading the in-country application of the Humanitarian Programme Cycle), and headed up field offices in the Philippines, Myanmar and Papua New Guinea in recent years.
Ash is well published in the sector, with a wealth of journal articles, advocacy publications, and co-authorship of the reference book World Poverty for Dummies. Ashley has been lead author for NGO advocacy-oriented research papers in Yemen, Haiti, oPt, and Jordan, as well as a number of international-level policy papers. He is also a very accomplished photographer.