Ashley is one of the founders of A2X and its chairman. He has a Bachelor of Business Science (Finance), qualified as a chartered accountant, and has been involved in the financial markets since 1990. Seeing an opportunity to fundamentally impact the SA financial trading environment through technology and innovation, Ashley left the SA Futures Exchange and founded Peregrine Systems (later to be known as Peresys) in late 1996, as a subsidiary of Peregrine Holdings.
As CEO of Peresys between 1997 and 2014, Ashley was instrumental in the implementation of several market changing initiatives, some of which contributed to the dramatic growth in equities and derivatives trading volumes over the past decade. Peresys was acquired in 2011 by IRESS, an ASX listed global financial market software provider. Ashley oversaw the smooth post acquisition transition, and his role was broadened to include Europe and North America in 2013. He left IRESS at the end of 2014.
Date of Appointment : 25 May 2015
Member of the Regulatory Committee
Member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee