Ashley is CEO and one of AEC’s leading economists and led the recent development of the economic contribution of the Australian superyacht sector to the Australian economy. 

The analysis quantifies, for the first time, the significant direct and indirect impact of the superyacht sector’s supply chain throughout the Australian economy and to each state of activity now and into the future under  different policy settings.

Ashley has a depth of experience in regional industry analyses, tourism and economic development, socio-economic impact assessment and policy development and leads a national team across the four key divisions of AEC, economics, finance, market research and visual communications and regularly combines the multidisciplinary nature of AEC to deliver unique solutions to challenging economic and finance issues.