Thirriwirri is a new 100% Aboriginal owned business venture that brings together the extensive experience, insights and passions of long-time friends and colleagues, Jason Ardler and David Major.

Our purpose in establishing Thirriwirri is to make available to others, our knowledge and experience, to support them in building their own strong, successful and adaptive communities and organisations.

Thirriwirri is the Muktung (Maneroo) word for Ironbark. Ironbark is tough, textured and enduring, rooted deeply and firmly in Country and culture. It represents our commitment to working with tenacity and perseverance to deliver quality services and solutions for our clients and partners.

Together, we represent more than 40 years of senior executive experience, leading innovative strategy and change management. This experience reaches across such diverse areas as economic participation, community engagement and governance, cultural heritage and land management, community safety and wellbeing, environmental health and service accountability.

Thirriwirri also has highly skilled associates that we can draw on as required.

Our key focus areas:

  • Facilitation, mediation and engagement

  • Planning, strategy and evaluation

  • Governance and organisational capacity

  • Project and program management

  • Coaching, mentoring and leadership