Ross Hanson

Consulting Partner

Ross Hanson is a Consulting Partner of Assay Advisory, based in Australia.


He has over 20 years experience in building innovation businesses from inception to successful enterprises. Working with both private and publicly listed organisations, Ross has a reputation and track record in creating, building, managing, merging and acquiring innovation businesses up to $200M. Passionate about creating effective and motivated teams through mentoring of leaders and developing company culture, team leadership, innovation, team building, reorganisation and growth strategies.


With seven IT business builds under his belt, Ross has grown and exited numerous businesses including founding of his own technology business delivering ERP, CRM & BI solutions to manufacturing and distribution organisations.  This business was built from the ground up and sold within 2.5 years in 2005 to a US based publicly listed company.


He has been associated with Shirlaws Group since 2002 both as a client and a Business Consultant and worked with organisations such as St George Bank, Fairfax Group, Nortel Networks, Technology One, CSG, Amazing Global Technologies and Anixter.


Ross helps business owners to realise the full value of their business through growth strategies, innovation leadership projects, capital raising and also helps them with an exit strategy that ensures they get an exceptional return for the business they have built.


He currently holds Board & Non-Executive Director positions and his previous roles include Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Country Manager, Vice President Asia Pacific, General Manager, State Manager and Management Consultant.


Ross holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Griffith University and is a Graduate of the Australia Institute of Company Directors and The University of Western Ontario, Hong Kong Campus.