Ashley grew up in a farming community in regional New Zealand. After graduating from university, he moved to Australia in 2010 and settled in Geelong in 2012.

He is a dynamic IT Business Partner at Barwon Water, playing a key role in driving technology projects that support the company’s Strategy 2030 goals. With over fifteen years of experience in the digital space, Ashley excels in managing cross-functional teams, enhancing governance frameworks, and implementing effective project management practices.

Passionate about self-development and professional growth, he has a diverse background in digital marketing, e-commerce, and user experience design, making him a versatile leader in technology and business strategy. Outside of work, you will find Ash exploring new restaurants, hiking, and spending quality time with friends and family.

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I’m inspired by innovative and driven people, as well as the ever-evolving landscape of technology. It keeps me on my toes and my curiosity constantly piqued.

I relax by exploring the outdoors, visiting new restaurants, hiking, visiting the beach, and spending quality time with friends and family. These activities help me unwind and recharge and balances my professional life.

I’m happiest when I’m with family and friends, enjoying the great outdoors, or indulging in delicious food. Good company and good food are unbeatable!

When I was little I always wanted to join the police force. A big thanks to my uncle for talking me out of that one—I think he saw my future in Technology!

My big dream now is to make a positive impact while continuing to develop my career and expand my knowledge. And to retire on a little farm next to the beach!

My dream holiday destination is Croatia—where I can hike all the mountains and eat all the delicious food. Adventure and gastronomy, what more could one ask for?

The highlight of my career so far has been my role as an IT Business Partner at Barwon Water. Leading significant projects aligned with our strategic goals has allowed me to leverage my diverse background and skills to drive meaningful change and innovation.