Current: Oyster Yachts Ltd & LocalEyes Ltd

Ashley is Chairman of Oyster Yachts Limited, playing a hands-on role since early 2018 in the successful turn around of Oyster Yachts, makers of the world's finest blue-water luxury sailing yachts. 

Since March 2019, Ashley is also founder & CEO of Google-backed Ad-tech start-up LocalEyes, in partnership with media agency Mediaforce.

Ashley is further involved in a number of investment projects directly through HenleyPartners Ltd.


The i newspaper

Whilst CEO of what is now JPI Media, Ashley led the acquisition of the i newspaper, and launched inews.co.uk. Print circulation increased, and the website grew to 5 m users a month (from scratch). The paper and website have won multiple awards, and profits doubled within two years.


BBC iPlayer

Ashley was the main BBC Board Director responsible for the development and launch of the BBC iPlayer, the UK's leading video-on-demand platform