Founder & President
Ashley founded Econsultancy in 1999. He remains with the business as the president of Centaur Media’s marketing portfolio.
Ashley is one of the most influential and connected figures in digital and marketing. As one of the 100+ recommendations for him on LinkedIn reads, “If Ashley doesn’t know it – it ain’t worth knowing.”
Ashley is author of two best-selling books on digital. A columnist, commentator and blogger, he speaks worldwide on digital and marketing trends and best practice.
Ashley is involved in a number of digital businesses and ventures as investor, adviser, mentor and operationally, outside of his involvement with Econsultancy. including:
CEO & Founder, Guild – private professional messaging app
Chairman, Ably – realtime data delivery platform
Investor, Cranberry Panda – ecommerce recruitment
Digital Advisory Board, Age UK – digital transformation for leading charity
Adviser, Government Digital Service – digital transformation of government
Mentor, Cambridge Judge Business School – masters/diploma in entrepreneurship
Speaker, Founders4Schools – inspiring school children into business/entrepreneurship
Fellow, Society of Leadership Fellows – peer community of 250 UK business leaders
Investor, Seat Unique – premium ticketing platform
Investor, Learn Amp – employee learning platform
Investor, Snoozle – social alarm clock