Ashley specialises in restructuring, turnaround and business improvement strategies. He has extensive experience in independent business reviews, management of formal insolvency engagements, financial due diligence, investigations, business improvement assignments and audit/financial reporting.
Prior to McGrathNicol, Ashley started his career in Audit and Assurance with a ‘Big 4’ firm and spent seven years working in the UK undertaking a wide variety of advisory assignments. Examples of Ashley’s recent engagements include the administration of Cootes Energy, a national LPG transporter, part of the McAleese Group, the trading receivership of the Coomboona Group, one of Australia’s largest dairy operations and his key involvement in advising a global syndicate of lenders in an $800 million refinancing. He has also assisted with various business improvement roles for SME clients and working capital strategies for a listed service provider.
He is skilled at working with companies across a diverse range of industries including manufacturing, automotive, transport, agriculture, civil contracting, sporting associations, property and labour hire.
Qualifications and Memberships
- Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland
- Master’s Degree in Finance
- Bachelor of Arts (Accounting and Finance)