Ashley joined Global Switch in 2020 as Chief Operating Officer. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer and joined the Board in January 2024.
In his time as Chief Operating Officer at Global Switch, he was responsible for driving the operational performance of its data centres as well as focusing on product development. He led the delivery of new developments and various power densification projects within the exiting portfolio whilst identifying significant areas for growth for future expansion. In addition, he oversaw all new investment opportunities and market research. He also directed Global Switch’s digital transformation strategy across all areas of the business.
Ashley has over 30 years of data centre and real estate experience, including managing international businesses. Prior to joining Global Switch, Ashley was CEO of a global construction business, for 12 years over his 22-year career with that company, where as CEO he was responsible for overseeing in the United Kingdom, Middle East and Canadian operations. Ashley started his career in Australia prior to moving to London in 2003.