A Londoner by birth, Ashley first moved to Japan in 1997. He lived in Fukuoka for three years before moving to Singapore & Hong Kong. After seven years in Asia he returned to London. But Japan was calling him, and in 2012, he returned to Japan. He moved to Tokyo as Country Manager of VisitBritain. In May 2017, he became the COO of the newly-established Central Japan DMO.
His career has been in and around tourism since 2000. In 2005, he graduated from the University of Leicester with a MBA.
COO, Central Japan DMO
- 06/09/2017, 17:50-18:20 WIT JAPAN & NORTH ASIA 2017