Ashley has qualifications in Electrical engineering, Town and regional planning, Business and Public Administration. Ashley is an entrepreneur and director in an investment company specializing in the areas of infrastructure development, industrial and mining services.
As both director and shareholder of Landelahni since 2003, he believes that Landelahni is ideally positioned to collaborate with companies that recognise talent is the new corporate currency, and that a company’s wealth is measured by the quality of its employees and its ability to identify, empower, motivate and retain talented individuals.
Ashley has worked in various positions since returning from Germany in 1995. He formed part of technical teams that developed various policy frameworks in the post 1994, ranging from economic development, local government, environmental management and other key policies and frameworks across the national, provincial and local spheres of government.
He moved on to restructure the failed Legal Aid system from 1999 to 2001 as its Chief Executive. The Legal Aid system has since been an exemplary public institution in South Africa. He led the bid process of the World Summit on Sustainable Development that was won by the City of Johannesburg and hosted by the country in 2002.
He serves on a number of company boards, both listed and unlisted. The company Ashley Ally leads has investments in Anglo Gold Ashanti, Powertech IST, Nedbank, Old Mutual, Aberdare Cables, Onelogix, Scaw Metals and CBI Electric.