Ashley joined Global Switch in 2020 as Chief Operating Officer, bringing over 27 years of experience delivering outstanding, high-quality projects within the construction industry.
Prior to joining Global Switch, Ashley was CEO of Multiplex, a global construction business, where he was responsible for overseeing Multiplex’s UK, Middle East and Canadian portfolios.
Ashley joined Multiplex in 1997 as a project manager in Sydney, delivering the largest Australian development project being the regeneration of King Wharf in Sydney and the Sydney 2000 Olympic exhibition centre. He was transferred to London in 2003 to deliver the new Wembley Stadium and was appointed Managing Director for the UK in 2007 where he led the construction of Goldman Sachs’ European HQ in London, as well as other major developments in the City of London. In his role as CEO he was responsible for positioning Multiplex as a leading contractor in London, as well as establishing the company in Toronto and was also responsible for Multiplex’s operations in the Middle East.
Ashley holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Construction Management from the University of Technology, Sydney.
Ashley is a member of the Executive Committee and is responsible for driving the operational performance of our data centres as well as focusing on the smooth delivery of our developments and various power densification projects. Ashley also oversees all new development opportunities working closely with our Group Regional Directors in support of our growth plans, and directs our IT strategy across all areas of the business.
In his role as Chief Operating Officer he leads the Delivery, IT, Operations, Procurement and Infrastructure teams.